Green Day frontman says he’ll renounce U.S. citizenship after Roe v. Wade reversal

Green Day frontman says he’ll renounce U.S. citizenship after Roe v. Wade reversal

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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said Friday that he will be “renouncing” his U.S. citizenship. He made the comments soon after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established the right to have an abortion.

In front of a crowd at London Stadium in the U.K., Armstrong told fans,  “Fk America. I’m fking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fking coming here.” 

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer Perform At London Stadium
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs during the Hella Mega tour at London Stadium on Friday.

Burak Cingi

As the audience cheered, he continued saying there’s “too much fking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fking excuse for a country.” He said he wasn’t kidding and promised his fans that they would “get a lot” of him in the coming days. 

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed he is “renouncing” his US citizenship at a concert in London, following the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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It’s not the first time Armstrong has expressed his frustrations with the U.S. Some songs on Green Day’s “American Idiot” album were written to condemn the invasion of Iraq and the Bush administration. 

Armstrong joined a chorus of artists speaking out against the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe. At the Glastonbury Festival, “Driver’s License” singer Olivia Rodrigo slammed the conservative justices in the majority opinion, saying “We hate you.” At the BET Awards on Sunday, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and other stars criticized the high court’s opinion in powerful moments of their own. 

“It’s about time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than a woman. It’s a sad day in America,” Henson said. “A weapon that can take lives has more power than a woman who can give life — if she chooses to. And it’s about time I got that off my chest.”

Christopher Brito


Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for CBS News, focusing on sports and stories that involve issues of race and culture.

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