Green Day Frontman Says He’s Renouncing Citizenship Over Roe: ‘F**k America’

Inexperienced Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong informed London concertgoers Friday that he was renouncing his U.S. citizenship because of the Supreme Court docket’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“Fuck America, I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming right here,” he stated throughout his efficiency at London Stadium on the band’s Hella Mega tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer.

“There’s simply an excessive amount of fucking silly on this planet to return to that depressing fucking excuse for a rustic,” he added. “Oh, I’m not kidding. You’re going to get lots of me within the coming days.”

The “American Fool” singer’s feedback got here on the night time of the courtroom’s determination to overturn the landmark determination that has given girls within the U.S. rights to entry abortions for practically 50 years. It’s going to result in heavy restrictions or full bans on abortion in about half of the U.S.’s 50 states beneath a patchwork of various state legal guidelines.

Inexperienced Day has been politically outspoken prior to now in its music and elsewhere. Only recently, following the Uvalde, Texas, mass taking pictures, the band displayed a graphic studying “Fuck Ted Cruz” at a live performance in Berlin, ostensibly attacking the GOP senator for his refusal to budge on gun management regardless of the bloodbath in his state.

Different artists additionally used performances within the U.Okay. over the weekend to place the Supreme Court docket on blast. Singer Olivia Rodrigo devoted a duet of Lily Allen’s 2009 hit “Fuck You” to the justices answerable for the repeal throughout a efficiency at Glastonbury.

“I’m devastated and terrified. So many ladies and so many women are going to die due to this,” Rodrigo informed the gang. “I wished to dedicate this subsequent music to the 5 members of the Supreme Court docket who’ve confirmed us that on the finish of the day, they honestly don’t give a shit about freedom. This music goes out to the justices: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you!”

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