The US Supreme Court repealed the law that allowed abortion rights in the country; Halsey, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo took a stand against the decision, check out the other artists who also spoke out
Last Friday, the 24th, the United States Supreme Court overturned the decision to Roe v. wade, federal law guaranteeing abortion in the USA. There were six votes from the judges in favor and three against.
Now, the right to abortion will be determined individually by each state, and nine of them consider the practice a crime. As a result, a number of artists spoke out against the decision. Some, during the festival Glastonburyin England with approximately 200 thousand people (viaVariety). Others in their individual shows.
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Kendrick LamarOlivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish are among the names that have positioned themselves. Check out below all the artists who made statements against the Supreme Court decision.
Kendrick Lamar was one of the last attractions to perform at the festival Glastonbury . The rapper ended his performance with the song “Savior”. Wearing a crown of thorns and blood running down his face, the rapper stated:
“‘Savior’ is my favorite track on the album. It’s the true meaning of imperfection. I wear this crown as a representation so you never forget one of the greatest prophets that ever walked this earth. They judge you and they judge Christ God grant women’s rights,” the rapper said several times before ending the show abruptly.
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Check out the artist’s performance below:
Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen
Olivia Rodrigo made a cover “Fuck You” beside Lily Allen. The two dedicated the song to the five judges responsible for revoking the Roe v. wadementioning the name of each of them.
“I wanted to dedicate the next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who showed us that, at the end of the day, they really don’t give a damn about freedom. This song goes to the judges: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you!” said Olivia Rodrigo during the show.
Track “Fuck You” by Lily Allen, was originally inspired by the ultra-conservative political parties that were leading the US and UK at the time it was written.
Billie Eilish also addressed the revocation before presenting “Your Power” during their show on Friday in Glastonbury.
“The song we’re about to sing is one of the favorites we’ve written and it’s about the concept of power and how we need to always remember how not to abuse it. And today is a very, very dark day for women in the US. I’m just going to say this because I can’t think about it anymore right now.” said Eilish.
Billie Joe Armstrong, vocalist of Green Day, said during a concert in London that he will renounce his US citizenship due to the decision of the US Supreme Court.
“F*ck America. I am renouncing my citizenship. There’s a lot of stupidity in the world to go back to this miserable country. Oh, I’m not kidding, you’re going to see me a lot over the next few days.” said.
O green Day performed last Friday, the 24th, and the statement was received with applause. The group played at London Stadium during their tour with fall out Boy and Weezer.
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In a post on Twitter, pink called on opponents of the law to “never listen to her music again.”
“Let’s get this straight: if you believe that it’s okay for the government to control a woman’s uterus, a gay person’s business or marriage and that racism is okay – PLEASE IN THE NAME OF THE LORD NEVER LISTEN TO MY AGAIN AGAIN MUSIC AGAIN. AND ALSO GO F*DER. Are we understood?,” Pink wrote last Saturday, the 25th.
She then responded to other tweets with comments on her post. “Hope her agent survives this,” wrote one user. pink replied, “I am my agent. We are fine.”
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Let’s be clear: if you believe the government belongs in a woman’s uterus, a gay persons business or marriage, or that racism is okay- THEN PLEASE IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD NEVER FUCKING LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN. AND ALSO FUCK RIGHT OFF. We good?
— P!nk (@Pink) June 25, 2022
After the Supreme Court’s decision, Cyndi Lauper released a re-recording of the song “Sally’s Pigeons” 1993, considered the anthem of abortion. In a series of tweets about the track’s release, Lauper he wrote:
“In my childhood, women didn’t have the freedom to reproduce, and 50 years later we find ourselves in a time warp where the freedom to control our bodies has been taken away.”
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Lauper concluded: “Freedom for women, unfortunately, now comes at a high price. If we don’t have control over our own bodies, we won’t have true freedom. We are second class citizens. We need to mobilize. We need to let our voices be heard.”
The song “Sally’s Pigeons” was inspired by a childhood friend of the singer, who became pregnant in her teens and sought an abortion at a clandestine clinic. The young woman did not survive the procedure and, since then, Lauper has always been in favor of women’s choices.
Listen to the re-recording:
During his recent show in Phoenix, Halsey encouraged fans to take a stand, delivering a powerful speech.
“This has been going on for a long time. I know we want to stay home and we want to wait for some revolutionary to show up, but no one is coming, make a difference. It is up to each of you, to me, to each person, to do our part to protect bodily autonomy and integrity. To protect medical privacy.”
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Receiving a flurry of applause from the crowd, Halsey continued with a chant, shouting “my body” and urging the audience to respond with “my choice”.
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