Perhaps the most underrated subplot of the 2020 election is the link between the Democratic presidential nominee and American’s emo-pop sweetheart.
As Fall Out Boy endorsed Joe Biden for president ahead of the upcoming election, there was a deeper connection to be found between Biden and the band.
“This is the most important election of our lifetime, and standing on the sideline is not an option,” the band tweeted on Tuesday.
“We endorse Joe Biden. So please, go vote. Lives depend on it.”
The endorsement immediately resurfaced the fact that their bassist, Pete Wentz, “would not exist as a human being” if it weren’t for Joe Biden.
Back in 2008, Wentz revealed that his parents met while working for the Democratic nominee in his senate race in the 1970s.
“I would not be standing here actually in reality at all because my parents met working for Biden,” Wentz told the Associated Press at the time.
“They met on the campaign, so they have this particular affection for Joe. He came to their wedding. If it weren’t for Joe Biden, I would not exist as a human being.”
Josh Billinson, who brought this fact to Twitter’s attention on Tuesday tweeted, “How many jobs has Donald Trump created in 2000s punk pop???”
So it’s true, we have Biden to thank for the classics, “Sugar, We’re Going Down” and “Thnks fr th mmrs”.