Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong announced Friday that he was leaving the United States following the ruling from the Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade, according to Breitbart News.
The Green Day lead singer spoke out Friday night about the decision saying “f**k America” before adding he was “renouncing his citizenship,” something many famous people have declared that they would do in the wake of unfavorable political decisions, but so far few have actually gone through with.
According to Breitbart News, the long-standing 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case, which resulted in violent public unrest across the nation during the previous 72 hours.
There is now a reaction from across the pond. Armstrong, 50, shared his personal convictions with his audience at a Friday night performance in London: There’s too much f***ing stupid in the world.”
Armstrong’s announcement was met with uproarious applause from the crowd, particularly after he announced that he wanted to move to the UK, and the Daily Mail reports he added: “Oh, I’m not kidding, you’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.”
At his performance in Huddersfield, England, on Saturday night, the call apparently persisted. Before playing American Idiot, he allegedly addressed the audience to “f**k the Supreme Court of America,” according to concertgoers. The band has previously said that the song was written out of resentment over not being represented by the government.
According to Breitbart News, the rock star compared Donald Trump to Hitler in an interview in 2016 and commented on the forthcoming presidential election by saying that the only thing worse than the real estate tycoon’s candidacy is the millions of Americans who back it.
“The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are,” Armstrong told the magazine. “I actually feel bad for them, because they’re poor, working-class people who can’t get a leg up. They’re pissed off and he’s preyed on their anger. He just said, ‘You have no options and I’m the only one, and I’m going to take care of it myself.’ I mean, that’s f*cking Hitler, man!”