Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong announced to a crowd in London that he plans to renounce his US citizenship in reponse to the recent overturn of Roe v. Wade. It’s unclear if Billie Joe was serious while making this claim.
He told his fans, “[Expletive] America. I’m [expletive] renouncing my citizenship. I’m [expletive] coming here.”
He continued, “There’s too much [expletive] stupid in the world to go back to that miserable [expletive] excuse for a country,” before adding “Oh, I’m not kidding, you’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.”
In 1973, Roe v. Wade gave women and all people with a uterus in the United States the right to choose to have an ab0rtion. The US Supreme Court overturned the ruling on Friday, June 24, 2022, after decades of thre*ts from those who are opposed to ab0rtion.
Some states — including Kentucky, Louisiana, and Arkansas — have already banned ab0rtion outright.
Billie Joe Armstrong isn’t the only musician who spoke out about the ruling over the weekend.
Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen performed together at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival, with Olivia telling the aud!ence, “I’m dev*stated and terr!fied. So many women and so many girls are going to d!e because of this.”
Megan Thee Stallion also addressed the ruling while performing, noting, “Now, y’all know it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t take a second to call out these stupid [expletive] men. I mean, [expletive]. What else you want? Texas really embarrassing me right now, y’all know that’s my home state.”