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  • Billie Joe Armstrong criticized Roe v. Wade's overturn at London concert
  • The Green Day frontman vowed to move to the United Kingdom
  • His criticism of the ruling was not received well by many on social media 

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has decided to forgo his U.S. citizenship, following the Supreme Court's decision to repeal Roe v. Wade.

During the London leg of his band's "Hella Mega" tour, Armstrong addressed the crowd from the stage Friday, and revealed his plans to move to the United Kingdom, according to Variety.

"F**k America. I am f**king renouncing my citizenship and f**king coming here," he said, amid loud cheers and applause from the crowd. "There’s too much f**king stupid in the world to go back to that miserable f**king excuse for a country.”

He doubled down on these claims, adding, "Oh, I'm not kidding. You're going to get a lot of me in the coming days."

Armstrong's announcement appeared to be well-received by his audience; however, social media was abuzz with criticism toward the California resident.

"@billiejoe so when do you plan on leaving or have you already left? Hopefully you stop making music as well! Bye Felicia!" read a tweet. "Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day’s music has always sucked. Whiny little biatches. #byefelicia Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out," wrote another Twitter user.

"@billiejoe Let me know if you need any help packing. And please, do us all a favor. To crib a line from silo Fiction: Once you gone, stay gone. #byefelicia," another irate user tweeted.

Armstrong, who penned the politically-charged track "American Idiot," has rarely shied away from being vocal about his political beliefs. After Donald Trump's win at the 2016 presidential elections, Armstrong said America had voted "a fascist into the White House for the first time in American history," according to Radio X.

Ahead of the 2020 elections, where he was backing Joe Biden, Armstrong in a lengthy post urged, "Our democracy is at stake. Our earth is at stake. We need health care for all. We need justice. We need peace. We need police reform. This is a call to arms for the soul of America! Our lives depend on this election!! Grab a group of friends and register! Grab a group of friends and vote! Tell EVERYONE!"

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Pictured: Billie Joe Armstrong performing at the iHeartRadi Music Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 17, 2016. Reuters/Steve Marcus
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