Ted Nugent has criticized GREEN DAY frontman Billie Joe Armstrong for recently stating that he was renouncing his American citizenship.
During GREEN DAY‘s concert in London on June 24, United Kingdom, Armstrong said that he is “renouncing” his American citizenship following the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal Roe v. Wade.
“F*ck America,” Armstrong told the crowd. “I’m f*cking renouncing my citizenship. I’m f*cking coming here. There’s just too much f*cking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable f*cking excuse for a country.”
“Oh, I’m not kidding,” he added. “You’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.”
Nugent addressed Billie‘s comments during a recent edition of “The Nightly Nuge,” saying: “I saw what Billie Armstrong of GREEN DAY [said the other night at a concert in London]. [They’re] just an incredible band — just unbelievable musicians. They started out as just a punk [group] and a garage band, but, boy, they can really play. But when you just go berserk to kill babies and to ban guns and to open the borders and support a government that imports fentanyl chemical warfare against American citizens…
“And even Pink [who recently went on a Twitter rampage and told supporters of the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade to ‘never listen to my music again’] — again, just a great, great talented artist. And their work ethic should be applauded. But how they end up… And I’m not accusing anybody of abusing substances, but you have to have abused a lot of substances to be that stupid and to be that disconnected from good over evil instead of supporting evil over good.
“So I’ve always had the greatest audiences,” he continued. “Maybe there’s a lot of people in my audiences that don’t agree with my politics, because my politics are pretty simple: the U.S. Constitution. ‘Hey, Ted, I love your political ideas.’ The Constitution isn’t ideas; the Constitution is self-evident truth. So thank you, everybody, supporting me.
“And you know what? If somebody plays killer music that you don’t agree with their politics, enjoy the killer music anyway.”