The 19-year-old pop star Olivia Rodrigo sang “F*ck you”, to the five U. S. Supreme Court Justices that stripped the constitutional protections to get an abortion at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK.
It was a beautiful afternoon in Glastonbury, Olivia Rodrigo was shining on stage in the presence of her long idol British pop star Lily Allen. At the same time, she felt heartbroken for the decision of the U. S Supreme court to overturn Roe vs Wade, the precedent that made abortion legal in the country.
“I’m devastated and I’m terrified and so many women and so many girls are going to die for this. And I wanted to dedicate this song to 5 of the members of the Supreme Court that showed us that at the end of the day they don’t give a sh*t about freedom”
The crowd cheered her for her declarations. The overturning of Roe vs. Wade implies that every state is in the position to regulate policies for abortion and reproductive rights. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 26 states are likely to ban or restrict abortion in the country.
Then songwriter of heartbreak/jealousy album Soeur called the names of the Supreme Court Justices that voted in favor of overturning Roe vs Wade one by one. Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Samuel Alito. Once she finished, Olivia started singing the 90´s hit “f*ck you” along with Lily Allen.
After the concert, Olivia continued posting on social media about her disappointment and anger. Other artists that protested against the Supreme Court decision at this same festival were Kendrick Lamar who closed the concert shouting ‘Godspeed for women’s rights while wearing his crown of thorns. Lorde, Billie Eilish, and Phoebe Bridgers also showed their support.
Despite the euphoric response of the public, not all attendants agreed with these protests. ‘Glastonbury has stopped being a music festival and has become a left-wing propaganda event’ an attendant tweeted. Another said: ‘I always thought Glastonbury was about music, not a party political broadcast for the wokes‘.