AceShowbiz - Billie Joe Armstrong is renouncing his U.S. citizenship over the Roe v Wade ruling. In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision on Friday, June 24 to reverse the landmark 1973 ruling that left terminations illegal for millions of women in America, the Green Day frontman declared he is planning to move to Britain.
The 50-year-old rocker made the announcement while performing a concert in London on Friday night, June 24. He said about his homeland, "There's too much f***** stupid in the world to go back to that miserable f****** excuse for a country. Oh, I'm not kidding, you're going to get a lot of me in the coming days." His fans shared his declaration on Sunday night, June 26.
Armstrong also called the justices responsible for overturning Roe v Wade "p*****." On the band's Hella Mega tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer, he went on to yell at the gig at London Stadium, "F*** the Supreme Court of America."
The rocker then played Green Day's anti-war anthem "American Idiot", the title track of the group's album of the same name from 2004. The record was written under as a response to then-U.S. president George W Bush leading America to invade Iraq after 9/11.
The 1973 Roe v Wade battled centred around "Jane Roe", a pseudonym for Norma McCorvey. She was a single mother pregnant for the third time who wanted an abortion, and sued the Dallas attorney general Henry Wade over a Texas law that made it a crime to terminate a pregnancy except in cases of rape or incest, or when the mother's life was in danger,arguing the law infringed on her constitutional rights.
Joe Biden blasted the ruling as "un-American" in an address from the White House on Friday, June 24, adding it was a "sad day for the court and the country" and calling the move "wrong, extreme and out of touch."