Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: ‘F*** America, I’m F****** Renouncing My Citizenship’ at London Gig


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Rock Cellar Magazine

“Fuck America. I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming here, there’s just too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country.” Onstage in London this past weekend, Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong made it very evident where he stands, in light of the Supreme Court of the United States overturning Roe vs. Wade.

The often outspoken guitarist/vocalist took time out at his band’s Hella Mega Tour stop to address the audience and he did not mince his words.

During the breakdown in “Hitchin’ a Ride,” Armstrong addressed the crowd:

He then doubled down, saying, “Oh, I’m not kidding, you’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.”

Armstrong is no stranger to making impassioned statements during Green Day concerts, usually directed at the government. It’s also nothing new for the band, which hit a career peak in 2004 with one of its most globally successful records, American Idiot, a middle finger of sorts directed at leadership in the United States.

The Daily Mail notes that Armstrong continued this banter the following evening, night during another show in England:

The musician’s political outcry continued Saturday night at his show in Huddersfield, England.

Concertgoers claim he told the crowd ‘fuck the Supreme Court of America’ before playing American Idiot, which the band has previously said was written out of anger about not being represented by national leadership.

He also alleged called the justices ‘pricks’ during his performance of Hitchin’ a Ride.

Some have pointed out that while Billie Joe Armstrong definitely sounds fed up with the state of things in the United States, he may have similar issues with the England under Boris Johnson — which he probably would, given his political perspective. Of course, it remains to be seen if he will, in fact, follow through on his promise to officially renounce his U.S. citizenship.

This London outburst is the latest high-profile statement made by the band live — flash back a few weeks ago when they used this as a stage backdrop:

Elsewhere in England this past weekend, several American performers made similar statements in light of the Supreme Court ruling. At Glastonbury, pop superstar Olivia Rodrigo invited English pop singer Lily Allen to the stage to lead a rendition of Allen’s song “Fuck You,” directed at the Supreme Court:

Comments

  • John says:

    Hey Joe don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out. We that believe in the constitution want citizens who support America, not those that bring division. Adios buddy!

  • Jason Russell says:

    What a moron. Good riddance.

  • George says:

    Hey Joe,

    Your in the UK! Come back here to the states and say that ! I guarantee the fans would boo you off the stage. We don’t need you here in the states. We will help you pack! The sooner you leave the better!

  • Michael Rothstein says:

    Doesn’t the UK have stricter abortion regulations than the US in general? Womp womp.



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