“Wretched excuse for a country”


Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong criticized the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade during his show in London on Friday. (Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns)

green day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told onlookers in London he was ‘renouncing’ his US citizenship in protest against the Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Performing at the London Stadium just hours after the majority Tory court ruled the right to abortion was no longer protected, the 50-year-old rock star raged against the ruling on Friday night.

“F*** America,” Armstrong said onstage for the Hella Mega Tour, his band headlining alongside Weezer, Fall Out Boy and others. “I’m renouncing my citizenship. I’m coming here.”

As the crowd cheered in response, the California native continued his rant.

“There are just too many fucking stupid people in the world to go back to this miserable excuse for a country,” continued Armstrong, who at one point during the show had a Union Jack flag draped over himself. “Oh, I’m not kidding. You’re going to get a lot of me in the days to come.”

The Daily mail reports that Armstrong also shouted “f*** the Supreme Court of America” ​​before playing the 2004 hit “American Idiot,” Green Day’s response to the war in Iraq and the media frenzy surrounding it .

Armstrong — who joins musicians like Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers, Megan Thee Stallion and more in condemning the Supreme Court’s decision on stage — said previously described himself as politically independent. The singer hasn’t been shy about calling out politicians, including former presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump. More recently, Green Day performed in front of a banner reading “F*** Ted Cruz,” in reference to the Republican senator following the recent mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.