“American Fool” no extra? Billie Joe Armstrong mentioned the reversal of Roe v. Wade throughout a London live performance — and he made his sturdy emotions on the difficulty very clear.
“F–okay America,” the Inexperienced Day singer, 50, mentioned whereas taking part in a gig within the U.Ok. on Friday, June 24. “I’m f–king renouncing my citizenship. I’m f–king coming right here.”
Armstrong, whose band was joined by Fall Out Boy and Weezer as a part of the Hella Mega tour, expressed his disappointment with the USA authorities after the suitable to a protected abortion was stripped away from 1000’s of residents. “There’s an excessive amount of f–king silly on the earth to return to that depressing f–king excuse for a rustic,” the California native declared. “Oh, I’m not kidding. You’re going to get numerous me within the coming days.”
The Foxboro Sizzling Tubs performer was one in all many celebrities who spoke out following the U.S. Supreme Courtroom’s resolution to overturn Roe v. Wade after practically 50 years. The landmark case protected reproductive rights throughout the nation, however the problem will now be decided on a state-by-state foundation.
“Folks will nonetheless get abortions,” Padma Lakshmi wrote by way of Twitter on Friday as protests erupted nationwide. “These procedures gained’t cease simply because Roe v. Wade is overturned. This may solely stop protected, authorized abortions from happening.”
The High Chef host, 51, added: “The proper to resolve when to start out a household or not is a alternative each particular person ought to be capable of make on their phrases when the time is true for them. This freedom and dignity is one thing we should always all struggle to protect.”
Lakshmi has been a vocal advocate for years, however the court docket’s ruling gave some stars the possibility to talk about their experiences for the primary time. In a strong TikTok video, Cheryl Burke opened up about getting an abortion when she was 18 years previous.
“I’m saddened by the information this morning and it weighs heavy in my coronary heart as a result of I had an abortion after I was 18 years previous. If it wasn’t for locations like Deliberate Parenthood, I might be a mom and I wouldn’t have been an excellent mom and I positively wouldn’t be sitting right here with you immediately,” the Dancing With the Stars professional, 38, instructed followers. “You’re taking away girls’s rights, our our bodies, our freedom. Our our bodies don’t have anything to do with anyone else, proper? It is a resolution that we have to make.”
From film stars to actuality TV personalities, celebrities have been utilizing their platforms to share assets with their followers. Olivia Rodrigo addressed the information on a worldwide stage — and despatched a direct message to the justices who voted to overturn Roe.
“[They] have confirmed us that on the finish of the day, they honestly don’t give a s–t about freedom,” she mentioned at Glastonbury Competition earlier than performing “F–okay You” alongside British pop star Lily Allen.