Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day lead singer Billy Joe Armstrong has said he will give up his US citizenship and move to England because he is so upset that the High Court has overturned the famous abortion case Roe v. Wade.
The “American Idiot” singer made the comments to a crowd of band members at the band’s show in London on Friday.
“America, I am giving up my citizenship,” Armstrong said. “I’m about to come here.”
During his band’s performance at London Stadium on Friday, Armstrong, who has been the pioneer of the punk rock band since 1987, told the audience that he would be spending more time on their side of the Atlantic.
Armstrong, 50, has been the number one Green Day man since 1987.
He is among a number of liberal celebrities who have expressed outrage at the Supreme Court’s decision to bring down Roe. valley. The ruling effectively ended recognition of the constitutional right to abortion and gave individual states the power to allow, restrict, or ban the practice altogether.
Armstrong continued to hit America at the Green Day Show in Huddersfield, England, the next day, according to the Daily Mail. He called the judges “pokes” and said “the US Supreme Court.”
This isn’t the first time Armstrong has expressed his dislike for the hit single “American Idiot” in 2004, the band has criticized the US media.
“You don’t want to be stupid American / One nation controlled by the media / Information age of hysteria / It’s heading for stupid America,” Armstrong sings in the song.
Pop star Olivia Rodrigo called out the conservative judges by name during her weekend performance at Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK.
“This song goes to the judges: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Connie Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you!” the “Driving License” singer said during a festival.