At Britain’s Glastonbury Festival, several top performers this weekend expressed disgust with a ruling by the US Supreme Court. The highest justices on Friday overturned the constitutional right to abortion, after which several states outright barred abortion.
Billie Eilish described Friday as a “black day” for women in the United States. “I’m going to leave it at that for now, because I can’t bear to think about it any more right now,” said the twenty-year-old singer-songwriter.
Singer Phoebe Bridgers has called on American festival-goers to speak out against the Supreme Court. She called the court’s nine judges “old-fashioned idiots who are irrelevant and tell us what to do with our bodies.”
Joe Talbot, head of the Idles, said he felt the United States had gone back to the “medieval ages.” the number Mother Then he dedicated it to all “extroverted” people and his mother.
Singer Olivia Rodrigo made a statement. “I feel sad and terrified that so many women and so many girls are going to die because of this.” Then she called Scottish singer Lily Allen on stage. Together they sang Allen’s song Damn youdedicated to the judges who voted to repeal abortion rights.
The Supreme Court’s decision sparked unrest in several states. Protests erupted in several cities, resulting in arrests. President Joe Biden called the Supreme Court’s decision a “tragic mistake.”
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