Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong told fans he would renounce his US citizenship due to his disgust at the overturning of the Supreme Court ruling. Roe vs. Wade.
In a profanity-filled speech on stage at the London Stadium last Friday, Armstrong said he no longer wanted to be a US citizen.
“I… renounce my citizenship. I’m fucked to come here,” he told fans, who erupted in applause and cheers. Green Day is on tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. “Oh, I’m not kidding, you’re going to get a lot of me in the days to come.”
Armstrong, 50, has expressed his political views in the past, including attacking former President Donald Trump for refusing to concede the 2020 election. He was born in the United States.
The “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” singer joins a long list of celebrities who have said they will leave the country because of a political difference. Whoopi Goldberg and Miley Cyrus have both pledged to leave if Trump is elected – but have not followed through. Barbra Streisand said she wanted to go to Canada.
The Supreme Court ruling overturning the fundamental right to abortion, established nearly 50 years ago, sparked protests across the country last weekend. And Armstrong wasn’t the only one among musicians to speak out against the decision. At the Glastonbury Festival last weekend in south-west England, Phoebe Bridgers led the crowd in an anti-Supreme Court chant. Billie Eilish dedicated her song “Your Power” to those affected by the decision.
“I am devastated and terrified. So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this,” singer Olivia Rodrigo said.
Rodrigo was joined on stage by British singer Lily Allen as they dedicated their rendition of Allen’s song ‘F— You’ to the judges who ruled in favor of the cancellation Roe vs. Wade.