Olivia Rodrigo decided to take time out during her show at England’s Glastonbury Festival to send a message to the 5 judges of the Supreme Court in the United States who are responsible for overturning the Roe vs Wade decision which essentially strips the constitutional right to abortion across the country and gives separate states the rights to form their own abortion laws.
The singer spoke to the audience regarding the situation and said, “I’m devastated and terrified. Many women and girls will die as a result of this.
The singer announced that the next song she’ll be performing is Lilly Allen’s, “F*** You,” and Lilly Allen appeared on stage to perform the song with Rodrigo.
Rodrigo proclaimed before beginning the performance, “I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who have showed us that at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a shit about freedom. This song is dedicated to the justices: Clarence Thomas (Samuel Alito), Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you.”
Lilly Allen raised two prominent middle fingers. Olivia Rodrigo addressed the crowd as well as the Supreme Court justices. To wild cheers from the crowd, the two singers performed the song to the tune and sent the message that they wanted to convey.
Rodrigo has supported abortion rights for a long time. Rodrigo expressed her concern when she saw a copy the Supreme Court’s decision earlier.
The 19-year old artist stated that politicians should not have any control over what a woman does with their bodies. I hope that we can all use our voices and protect our right to safe abortion. This is a right that so many have struggled to obtain.
Rodrigo is not alone in protesting the Supreme Court’s decision. Taylor Swift, Penelope Cruz and Kim Kardashian have all taken to social media to voice their opinions on the matter.