Billie Joe Armstrong Says He’s ‘Renouncing’ His U.S. Citizenship Over ‘Roe V. Wade’ Reversal
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong is fed up with the United States.
During the band’s performance at the U.K.’s London Stadium on Friday, the lead singer and guitarist said he is renouncing his citizenship in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
“F— America. I’m f—ing renouncing my citizenship. I’m f—ing coming here,” Armstrong told the fevered crowd.
“There’s too much f—ing stupid in the world to go back to that miserable f—ing excuse for a country,” he continued. “Oh, I’m not kidding. You’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.”
The U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of the 1973 decision to grant women the right to abortions in all states on Friday, has sparked protest and dismay around the country. Several states are seeking to take immediate action to ban abortions.
The decision was made by a 5-4 vote to end the Constitutional right by Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
Armstrong isn’t the only celebrity speaking out against the decision. Hailey Bieber reposted an Instagram news story from Complex, captioning it “wow… I’m speechless. What an extreme loss and disappointment. This is really really scary.”
Pop star Olivia Rodrigo also spoke during the Glastonbury Festival, inviting Lily Allen to sing Allen’s 2009 song “F— You,” dedicated to the Supreme Court justices who overturned Roe.
“I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of th Supreme Court who have showed us that at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a s— about freedom,” Rodrigo said.