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Says he will relinquish citizenship in protest

Several major celebrities are now using the opportunity during their own concerts to protest against the Supreme Court decision in the United States on the removal of the federal right to abortion.

During Friday’s concert at London Stadium, the American punk band Green Day expressed their dissatisfaction from the stage.

– I give up my citizenship. I’m coming here, said vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong, before continuing:

– It is just too much stupid in the world to go back to the miserable excuse of a country.

Furthermore, he promised that the statement was not nonsense, and that you will hear a lot from him in the coming days.

Great political commitment

The popular band is known for mixing politics into their music. The song “American Idiot” from 2004 aimed at the media landscape after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 in the United States.

The song “Holiday” from the same album is also inspired by American politics. Armstrong felt that Republican politicians were “strategic” in alienating a group of people – such as the gay community – from buying the voice of another.

He later characterized the song as an outspoken “fuck you” to then-President George W. Bush.

In 2016, Green Day again attracted attention when they performed the song “Bang Bang” during the American Music Awards. In the middle of the song, the band started singing: «No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA“, In protest of the election of then-President Donald Trump.

PROTESTED: Billie Eilish was one of several artists who used this weekend’s festival to protest from the stage. Photo: Joel C Ryan

– We hate you

During the Glastonbury music festival in England this weekend, a number of other artists also used the opportunity to protest in front of a large audience. Both Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Phoebe Bridgers went hard against the Supreme Court.

“We hate you,” Rodrigo shouted during her performance, before giving the microphone to Lily Allen, who performed the song “Fuck You” dedicated to the five members of the Supreme Court who voted to overturn the verdict.

The right to self-determined abortion has been secured in the United States through a Supreme Court ruling from 1973, also known as “Roe v. Wade”.

A majority in the Supreme Court (five to four) has now decided to overturn the verdict. This means that the states themselves are allowed to decide whether abortion should be legal.

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