Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong claims he's ‘renouncing' U.S. citizenship after Roe v. Wade reversal
Billie Joel Armstrong, the lead singer of Green Day, has had enough of American politics.
During a recent concert with the band in the U.K.'s London Stadium on Friday, after the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Roe v Wade, the 50-year-old singer and guitarist from Oakland, Calif. claimed he's renouncing his American citizenship in an emotional declaration to the crowd.
When Armstrong screamed, “F—- America,” the audience erupted in cheers and applause in response. “I'm f—-ing surrendering my citizenship. I'll be right there.”
There were also performances by Fall Out Boy and Weezer as part of the band's Hella Mega Tour.
This terrible f—-ing excuse for a country has too much f—-ing ignorant people in it for me to go back to it.” “Please believe me when I say that this is real. In the following days, you should expect to hear a lot from me.”
This week has seen a wave of anti-abortion protests across America following Friday's official overturning of Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court, which guaranteed women in every state the right to an abortion.
The ruling, which was implemented by Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and all three of the Donald Trump-appointed Justices, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, has been denounced by many celebrities.
Redferns and Burak Cingi After the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong yelled, “f—- America,” during a London show.
On stage during her Glastonbury Festival show, Phoebe Bridgers led the audience in a “F—- the Supreme Court” shout. During her festival performance, Olivia Rodrigo incorporated a similar technique. In honour of the five Supreme Court justices who overruled Roe v Wade, she welcomed Lily Allen on stage and dedicated her 2009 song “F—- You” to them.
This is devastating and terrifying to me because I know that it will result in the deaths of a large number of women and girls. In honour of the Supreme Court justices who have shown us that they don't give an s—- about freedom, I'd like to dedicate this song to them.”
Afterward, Rodrigo dedicated the song to the five Supreme Court nominees who “don't give a sh*t about freedom,” including Amy Coney Barrett, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, who Rodrigo described as “destroyed and horrified” by the news.
“Godspeed for women's rights, they judge you; they judge Christ,” Lamar said in his farewell song as one of the festival's final headliners on Sunday night, while wearing a crown of thorns soaked in fake blood.