Green Day Frontman Tells UK Crowd He's Renouncing US Citizenship

The lead singer of American rock band Green Day told a London audience he would renounce his citizenship after the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday, June 24, to overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Speaking to a crowd of thousands at a packed London Stadium in Stratford, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said “F*** America! I’m f***ing renouncing my citizenship,” before calling the United States a “miserable f***ing excuse for a country.”

Armstrong’s remarks drew loud cheers and applause from the audience.

“Oh I’m not kidding. You’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days,” Armstrong added. Credit: Katherine Murphy via Storyful

Video transcript

BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG: (LAUGHING) [MUTED] America. I'm [MUTED] renouncing my citizenship. I'm [MUTED] coming here.

[CHEERING]

I have just seen too much [MUTED] stupid in the world to go back to that miserable [MUTED] excuse for a country!

[CHEERING]

Oh, I'm not kidding. You're going to get a lot of me in the coming days.

[CHEERING]

(LAUGHING) [MUTED] America. I'm [MUTED] renouncing my citizenship. I'm [MUTED] coming here.

[CHEERING]

I have just seen too much [MUTED] stupid in the world to go back to that miserable [MUTED] excuse for a country.

[CHEERING]

Oh, I'm not kidding. You're going to get a lot of me in the coming days.

[CHEERING]

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