disgusted, the singer of Green Day renounces his American citizenship

disgusted, the singer of Green Day renounces his American citizenship

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There’s too much bullshit in the world to go back to this miserable fucking countrysaid the Green Day frontman on stage at the London Stadium. Jamie McCarthy/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP
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To mark his disapproval of the revocation of the right to abortion by the Supreme Court, Billie Joe Armstrong announced, in the middle of a concert, his desire to go and live in the United Kingdom.

The announcement was thunderous. While on tour, on the London Stadium stage on June 24, Billie Joe Armstrong, singer of the punk-rock band Green Day, declared that he wanted to give up his American nationality to settle in the United Kingdom. The reason: to mark its disapproval of the revocation of the right to abortion decided, the same day, by the Supreme Court of the United States.

There’s too much bullshit in the world to go back to this miserable fucking country. I’m not kidding, you’re going to hear a lot about me in the next few days.” he told the crowd before chanting “Fuck America“, reported on its site BFMTV.

By revoking its landmark “Roe v. Wade”, which since 1973 guaranteed the right of American women to have an abortion, the majority of its judges considering it today “totally unfounded”, the Supreme Court of the United States aroused anger, dejection and indignation. Both in the street and with many popular and committed stars.

“I am absolutely terrified that we have come to this, that after so many decades of fighting for women’s right to their own bodies, today’s decision takes it away from us,” reacted in a press release the singer Taylor Swift. “It’s completely unbearable and disheartening to have to try to explain to my 11-year-old daughter why we live in a world where women’s rights are disintegrating before our eyes,” also moved Mariah Carey. Teenage pop idol Billie Eilish said during her performance at Britain’s Glastonbury Festival on Friday: “Today is a very dark day for women in America… I can’t bear to think about it.”

As soon as the decision was announced, a handful of states took the opportunity to immediately ban pregnancy terminations on their soil. The states of Missouri, South Dakota and Georgia closed their doors one after the other, while California and New York pledged to defend access to abortions on their territory.


SEE ALSO – “This is the only time that the Supreme Court of the United States has abolished an existing civil right, it is practically unheard of” affirms our journalist Philippe Gélie

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