Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong renounces U.S. citizenship Following Roe V. Wade Decision

June 26, 2022
By: Chelsea Lee
The Green Day rock band's frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong has a past of using his musical platform to protest political issues, such as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. He did so once again at a concert for the Hella Mega tour at London stadium and said he is "renouncing" his U.S. citizenship.
"There's just too much f***ing stupid in the world to go back to that miserable f***ing excuse for a country," Armstrong said. "Oh, I'm not kidding. You're going to get a lot of me in the coming days."
Armstrong's announcement came a few hours after the U.S. Supreme Court's overturn of Roe V. Wade's abortion rights protection, which allows states to ban abortion.
According to the Daily Mail, Armstrong yelled "f*** the Supreme Court of America" before performing Green Day's 2004 hit, "American Idiot." Although the song was a response to the Iraq war and its surrounding media coverage, a concertgoer said "the lyrics seem oddly fitting again."
While the crowd cheered after Armstrong's renouncement, some U.K. residents claimed that moving to the U.K. may not be much of an improvement.
'If “here” is the U.K. I wouldn’t bother, out of the frying pan and into the fire!' one wrote.
'Wait til someone tells him about Boris,' another joked, referring to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.