Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong decries Roe v. Wade decision

Hours after the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights protests erupted throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country as massive crowds of demonstrators marched to show their outrage and fear over the ruling. 

And at London Stadium thousands of miles away, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong stopped mid-set to express his disdain for the decision.

“F– America,” he said to the packed arena. “I’m f–ing renouncing my citizenship. I’m f–ing coming here. There’s just too much f—ng stupid in the world to go back to that miserable f—ing excuse for a country.”

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“Oh, I’m not kidding,” the Oakland-born musician continued. “You’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.” 

The gig was the band’s sixth stop on their European leg of the “Hella Mega tour,” where they were joined by fellow pop punk archetypes Fall Out Boy and Weezer. 

Elsewhere in England at Glastonbury Festival, Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, cult indie folk artist Phoebe Bridgers, legendary rapper Megan Thee Stallion and decade-defining pop star Olivia Rodrigo also decried the ruling.

“Today is a really dark day for women in the U.S,” Eilish said before performing a somber rendition of “Your Power” from her landmark album “Happier Than Ever.” “I’m just gonna say that because I can’t bear to think about it any longer.”

Meanwhile, Bridgers led a chant.

“Are there any Americans here? Who wants to say ‘F– the Supreme Court?” she asked the crowd before counting everyone off and screaming the prompt herself. 

She wasn’t the only one to do so. Megan Thee Stallion whipped the audience into a frenzy as she encouraged them to repeat the words, “My body, my motherf–ing choice,” over and over again. Finally, a breathless Rodrigo listed off the names of the Supreme Court justices and exclaimed “We hate you” before kicking off a cover of Lily Allen’s “F– You.”

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