Celebrities are really good at being overly dramatic, and the overturn of Roe v Wade facilitated a slew of adult temper tantrums.
This weekend, pop celebrities Olivia Rodrigo, Lily Allen, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Phoebe Bridgers took time out of their performances at the Glastonbury Festival in England to protest Friday’s ruling.
On Saturday, Rodrigo gave a speech after welcoming Allen to sing her song, “F**K You” which the two dedicated to the five SCOTUS judges who voted for the overturn of Roe. In her sentiment, Rodrigo called out the six justices that voted for life by name and said “we hate you.” Tasteful.
Sunday’s performance was marked by the beast. Stallion called her home state of Texas “embarrassing” for embracing life and establishing abortion bans. “My body, my f**king choice,” Stallion encouraged the crowd to yell.
Eilish dedicated her song “Your Power” to the SCOTUS judges who voted for Roe’s overturn. She also said that it was a “really dark day for women in the U.S.” Yes, very sad for people who enjoy murdering babies.
Lamar added the lyrics “godspeed for women’s rights” to the end of his song “Savior.” How many times do we have to say this, NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO KILL AN INNOCENT CHILD.
Lorde claimed that women were born into objectification and being controlled. “You wanna know a secret, girls? Your bodies were destined to be controlled and objectified since before you were born, That horror is your birthright,” she told the audience according to USA Today. She also said, “F**K the Supreme Court.” F**k must be their favorite word.
Bridgers led a chant full of explicit vocabulary and called the Supreme Court “irrelevant.” She screamed “1, 2, 3 f**k the Supreme Court,” and had the audience join in.
Other than these loonies at this weekend’s UK festival, a total of 150 celebrities and influencers signed a petition last month in opposition to the overturn of Roe. We all know petitions don’t work.
It’s a true shame that celebrities and performers feel like they need to get involved in politics. They’re barely good at what they do know, never mind what they don’t.