A slew of pop stars spoke out against the Supreme Court's decision, and they lent support to protests in a big way. While celebrities including Taylor Swift, Cher and Charli XCX took to social media to lambast the highest court's decision, as the weekend went on, other artists spoke out publicly at events. The judgement (if we can call it that) coincided with Glastonbury, and many artists performing called out the turn of events directly. “I'm devastated and terrified,” Olivia Rodrigo told her crowd. “So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this." She welcomed Lily Allen to the stage for a performance of the latter star's song F--k You, which the pair dedicated to the Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v Wade. "We hate you," Rodrigo said after explicitly naming each of them. Phoebe Bridgers led the Glastonbury audience in a chorus of "f--k the Supreme Court." Lorde had the same message and during her headline set, Billie Eilish referred to it as "a really, really dark day for women in the U.S." Meanwhile, across the pond on Sunday, "F--k you, Supreme Court," was the message from Janelle Monáe at the start of the 2022 BET Awards. These pop stars and more are positioning the issue of women's rights and bodily autonomy centre-stage for their fans, using their collective voices to advocate for change in the process — and they have the potential to make a large difference. It's devastating that the USA seems to be lurching back to a more puritan time, but music really can change the world. Let's hope so. Via multiple outlets
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