LONDON, UK. (THECOUNT) — Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, said he’s “renouncing his citizenship” from the United States, apparently in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
Armstrong, 50, who was born in Oakland, California, made the public pronouncement on Friday while his band was performing in London.
While speaking to concert attendees, 50-year-old Armstrong said, “(f**k) America,” before saying, “There’s too much (F*****g) stupid in the world.”
On Saturday night, Armstrong reportedly offered a similar message of angst at Green Day’s show in Huddersfield, England, reports Newswmax.
Concertgoers claim Armstrong told the crowd “(expletive) the Supreme Court of America” before the song, “American Idiot,” which the band had previously claimed was written in anger about not being represented by national leadership.
If Armstrong — who was born in Oakland, California — genuinely wants to renounce his citizenship, here are some tips, according to USA.gov.
“Giving up your U.S. citizenship has consequences,” warns the website. “You should never make this decision lightly, as it can only be undone under very limited circumstances. Renouncing your U.S. citizenship means that you:
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Give up your rights and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen.
Must become a citizen of another nation or risk becoming ‘stateless.’
May need a visa to visit the United States.”
Armstrong has publicly supported the presidential campaigns of Democrat Barack Obama and Independent Bernie Sanders over the past 15 years. He has also taken public shots at former President Donald Trump through the years, including one Hitler comparison.
In an exchange with Kerrang! magazine, prior to the 2016 president election, Armstrong quipped the only thing worse than Trump’s candidacy … was the millions of people across the country supporting it.
“The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are,” Armstrong told the magazine.