At the Glastonbury Festival, Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish protested the repeal of the US abortion law. Photo: Andy Buchanan/AFP and Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP
the singers Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish performed at Glastonbury Festivalone of the biggest music festivals in the world, which started on Wednesday, the 22nd, and ends this Sunday, the 26th. With concerts scheduled for different days, the two artists took the opportunity to protest against the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, which overturned the law that guaranteed the right to abortion throughout the country.
The law had been in effect for 50 years and followed the legal precedent of the case. Roe versus Wade. Now, it will be up to each US state to decide what its position will be on legalizing abortion. At least 13 of the 50 states are already preparing to make abortion illegal after the Supreme Court’s decision.
On Friday, the 24th, Billie Eilish became the youngest artist to headline the Glastonbury Festival at age 20. “Today is a really dark day for women in the United States. I’m only saying this because I can’t bear to think about it anymore,” the singer said during the show, before singing the song. Your Power.
With dense lyrics, the track tells the story of a girl who is abused by an older man and questions the power of the abuser. On the show, she sang the song alongside her brother, finneas.
Olivia Rodrigo performed this Saturday, the 25th, with a special guest. The singer Lily Allen joined the 19-year-old pop star to sing the hit F*ck Youwhich was dedicated to members of the Supreme Court who voted to repeal the law.
“I am devastated that so many women and girls are going to die because of this. We want to dedicate the next song to the 5 Supreme Court Justices who showed us not to give a damn about freedom. This song is for you Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you,” Olivia said.