Noted Green Day band member Billie Joe Armstrong trashed his country during a London concert on Friday and said he’s going to leave the U.S. following the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade and handing the issue back to the states.
Armstrong, 50, yelled, “f**k America!’ while going on to claim he would be “renouncing his citizenship” and moving to the United Kingdom, to raucous applause.
“There’s too much f***ing stupid in the world,” Armstrong told the audience.
The Daily Mail adds:
Armstrong’s remarks came as protests erupted across the U.S. after the conservative-majority high court voted to overturn the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, which held that abortion fell under the constitutional right to privacy.
The American Idiot hitmaker has repeatedly used his musical platform to protest politicians and alleged injustices.
At a show earlier this month, he performed in front of a backdrop that read ‘f**k Ted Cruz’ in an effort to take aim at the GOP senator from Texas. He previously called out former President Donald Trump for ‘holding half the country hostage’ and devoted an entire album to criticizing former President George W. Bush and the Iraq War.
“F**k America. I’m f***ing renouncing my citizenship. I’m f**king coming here,” Armstrong told the London Stadium crowd.
“There’s just too much f***ing stupid in the world to go back to that miserable f***ing excuse for a country,” the multimillionaire — who made his fortune off of American consumers — bleated.
“Oh, I’m not kidding, you’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days,” the Oakland, Calif. native said.
His criticism of the U.S. continued at a show he Saturday night in Huddersfield, England. There, concertgoers said Armstrong told the crowd “f**k the Supreme Court of America” before launching into “American Idiot,” which the band has previously said was written out of anger over allegedly not being represented by government.
He also allegedly called the justices who sided with the Roe decision “pr**ks” as he performed “Hitchin’ A Ride.”
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Some took to social media to support Armstrong, but others said life isn’t much better in the UK.
“If ‘here’ is the U.K. I wouldn’t bother, out of the frying pan and into the fire!” wrote one user, according to the Daily Mail.
“Wait til someone tells him about Boris,” joked another, a reference to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Said another: “ILY Billy but you don’t want to be here.”
The nation’s highest court voted 6-3 to uphold a Mississippi law barring abortion after 15 weeks, and 5-4 to overturn Roe.
“There is nothing in the Constitution about abortion, and the Constitution does not implicitly protect the right,” the ruling states. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
As such, abortions will remain legal in states that deem it so; other states, however, are liable to ban the procedure altogether or severely restrict it.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito noted.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he wrotes in the document. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
“We, therefore, hold the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito added.