Music industry reacts to Roe vs. Wade decision

Since the United States Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that protected America’s abortion rights, the music industry has reacted in a big way.

The P!nk singer tweeted a very clear message to followers who supported the decision — and anyone who was racist or against marriage equality, which many commenters say is the next issue under threat.

“Let’s be clear: If you think government belongs in a woman’s womb, or business, or gay marriage, or that racism is okay, THEN PLEASE, IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD, NEVER LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN. AND ALSO F— NOW. Are we OK?” the singer wrote.

Others posted reactions on social media, including Taylor Swift, who shared Michelle Obama’s response with the caption: “I’m absolutely terrified that we’re here – that after so many decades of struggle for women’s right to their own bodies, today’s decision has stripped us of that.

Mariah Carey said it was “unfathomable” to explain to her 11-year-old daughter “why we live in a world where women’s rights are disintegrating before our eyes”.

Pearl Jam has shared a video of singer Eddie Vedder, who has publicly supported abortion rights since the 1990s, speaking on stage.

The magazine of time Entertainer of the Year Olivia Rodrigo was performing at Glastonbury in the UK when she invited Lily Allen on stage to sing Allen’s hit song ‘Fuck You’.

“I am devastated and terrified. So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this,” Rodrigo told the crowd. “I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who showed us that ultimately they really don’t care about freedom.”

Rodrigo was not the only Glastonbury artist to comment on the decision. Before performing “Your Power”, Billie Eilish told the crowd that the song is “about the concept of power and how we always have to remember not to abuse it”.

“Today is a really, really dark day for women in the United States,” she said. “And I’m just going to say that because I can’t bear to think about it right now.”

Phoebe Bridgers, meanwhile, led the crowd in a chant, according to Result. “In all honesty, it’s super surreal and fun, but I’m having the shittest day. Are there any Americans here?” she asked the crowd. When many people cheered, she said: “Who Means ‘Fuck the Supreme Court’ Threesome?”

Halsey also led a crowd chant at a concert in Phoenix, Arizona.

“It’s been happening for a very long time,” they said. “And I know we want to sit at home and we want to wait for a revolutionary to come along and make a difference, but no one is fucking coming. Damn, nobody’s coming. It’s up to each of you, myself, every person in this building to do our fucking part to protect bodily autonomy and bodily integrity. To protect medical confidentiality.

From there, Halsey led the audience in a chant of “MY BODY, MY CHOICE.”

Other artists and companies are investing money in the cause, including Lizzo, Rage Against The Machine and Live Nation.

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