Samuel L. Jackson takes race-based shot at Supreme Court justice over Roe v. Wade
Actor Samuel L. Jackson took a race-based shot at US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — and rocker Billie Joe Armstrong says he is renouncing his US citizenship — over the striking down of Roe v. Wade.
Jackson called the conservative justice — who wrote a concurring opinion on overturning the landmark abortion decision — “Uncle Clarence” in reference to the compliant slave in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” the classic novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
“How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about overturning Loving v. Virginia,” the actor tweeted.
The landmark 1967 “Loving” ruling declared that state bans on interracial marriages were unconstitutional. Thomas, the court’s only black justice, is married to a white woman.
In his concurring opinion Friday, the 74-year-old judge called for his colleagues to “reconsider” and potentially overturn other cases decided on the legal theory of “substantive due process” — including rulings that protect gay marriage and access to birth control.
Meanwhile Armstrong, the California-born frontman for award-winning rockers Green Day, told a London audience Saturday, “F–k America!” the Daily Mail reported.
“I’m renouncing my citizenship,” he yelled at the crowd. “I’m f–king coming here!
“There’s just too much f–king stupid in the world to go back to that miserable f–king excuse for a country,” he said. “Oh, I’m not kidding, you’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.”
The rant came just weeks after Green Day performed in front of a “F–k Ted Cruz” sign, a shot at conservative US Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.