The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the abortion law of Wade was just hours before Green Day was to perform. In the middle of the concert, the band’s leader, Billy Joe, made a strong statement about his feelings about the decision. He told the crowd that he was giving up his US citizenship. He doesn’t want to go back to America and he called the world stupid and the US Miserable.
The crowd cheered when they heard the cheering. He told the audience that he plans to move to the U.K. He added, “You’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.”
If you watch the video below, you will see that he uses explicit language, but be aware that he does.
It was Friday night. On the very next day, he spoke against America again. According to concertgoers, on Saturday night, Armstrong said, “F*** the Supreme Court of America.” Then the band played the song “American Idiot.”
There were statements about the U.S. that have been met largely with encouragement to actually follow through with his words. He will not be any happier in the U.K., according to some people.
A number of celebrities are reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision. On Friday, Singer Billie Eilish told the crowd where she was performing, “Today is a really, really dark day for women in the U.S. I’m just going to say that as I cannot bear to think about it any longer in this moment.” She dedicated her next song “Your Power” to the Supreme Court justices. She explained, “The song we’re about to do is, I think, one of the favorites that we’ve written and it’s about the concept of power and how we need to always remember how not to abuse it.”