Since Roe v. Wade has been overturned, many people are expressing their outrage, celebrities included. Many stepped up to the plate and used their platforms to spread awareness and join the fight to protect women’s reproductive rights.
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Lizzo took to Instagram and re-posted a pro-abortion protest sign that boasted a twist on her “About Damn Time” lyrics. In the caption she stated, “Black women and women of color have historically had disproportionately less access to family planning resources — this is a great loss but not a new one.”
I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights. Live Nation agreed to match— to make it 1 MILLION dollars
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) June 24, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion
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Lizzo’s fellow Houston native, Megan Thee Stallion, is no stranger to speaking up about social injustices. She posted an info-graphic on her Instagram about ways her fans can donate and support the fight.
Then, in her performance at Glastonbury Music Festival that Saturday night, she paused her set to address all that’s going on in America. She told the crowd, “Texas really embarrassing me right now. Y’all know that’s my home state.” She then went on to condemn the Supreme Court, “I want to have it on the motherf***ing record that the hot boys and the hot girls do not support this bullsh** that y’all campaign for. My body is my motherf**ing choice.”
I’m past disgusted w/ my country and their constant inability to protect one another’s right & keep their word. How u overturning the wrong things? So many things to overturn that make sense. But this is what you chose??
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) June 24, 2022
Keke Palmer took to Twitter to share her disappointment in the country. She tweeted, “How u overturning the wrong things? So many things to overturn that make sense. But this is what you chose??”
Why would I want to represent a country that has no respect for their women the only reason that all of them that make these “laws” exist ?!!!
— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) June 25, 2022
Track star Sha’Carri Ricardson took to Twitter to share her thoughts on representing a country that doesn’t allow her to have rights to her body. She says, “Why would I want to represent a country that has no respect for their women.”
Kendrick Lamar, who is an advocate for Black rights, ended his set at Glastonbury Music Festival with a message directly for women. The rapper repeatedly chanted “God speed for women’s rights, they judge you they judge Christ.” After chanting it several times it seems as though he got worked up so much that he couldn’t finish. He dropped the mic halfway and walked off stage while his background dancers stayed still on stage in their powerful positioning for several moments after he left.
Jazmine Sullivan took the stage at the BET Awards after winning Best Female R&B/Pop Artist to share a message. in her acceptance speech she speaks to the men, “If you have ever benefited from a woman making one of the toughest decisions of her life to terminate pregnancy – you need to be standing with us. This is not just a woman’s issue, this is everybody’s issue.”