“July 4th is supposed to represent independence and how a country fought for freedom … but this is not the land of the free.”
On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wadethe historic 1973 ruling that guaranteed people the right to abortion nationwide.
After the sentence, many public figures denounced the decision. And in the past few days, as millions of Americans have gathered to celebrate Independence Day, celebrities have used their platforms to put reproductive rights first, pointing out that people across the nation have been deprived of their liberty. .
He was among the first to speak Jessica Chastainwho made a statement by sharing a photograph holding two middle fingers up.
“Happy Independence Day from me and my reproductive rights,” he sarcastically captioned the image.
Zooey Deschanel followed suit with a shot of herself wearing a T-shirt that read “Pro Roe 1973”. She told her followers that her look was perfect for when “you want to wish America a happy birthday, but you also want it to do better” before mentioning Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“To quote RBG, ‘The decision as to whether or not to have a child is fundamental to a woman’s life, her well-being and her dignity. It’s a decision you have to make yourself, ‘”she wrote.
Katy Perry targeted the SCOTUS ruling by referencing his song “Firework,” which has become an unofficial anthem for Independence Day since it was released in 2010.
“‘Baby you’re a firework’ is a 10, but women in the US have fewer rights than a real smh sparkler,” she tweeted.
Monday was also the passage on Twitter Leslie Joneswho denounced the vacation by telling his followers in a short video message: “It’s hard for me to say happy 4th of July because it looks like we’re returning to slavery.”
“The 4th of July should represent independence and how a country fought for freedom … but this is not the land of the free”, the Live Saturday night said alum. “You have taken away the rights of women, you are trying to take away the rights of voters. You represent nothing of what this vacation should be about.
Elsewhere, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kris Jenner have used their immense Instagram platforms to demand a total “cancellation” of the holidays, resharing an Anita Elizabeth Bitton post on their stories.
“July 4th was canceled due to lack of independence. Sincerely, Women “, reads the post.
Other famous faces who backed the viral cancellation request included Karlie Kloss, Candice Swanepoel and Succession star J. Smith-Cameron.
Also on Instagram, Lizzo turned her anger into action, pledging to donate all proceeds from her shaping apparel brand Yitty to abortion funds over the 4th of July weekend.
“Celebrate with us the independence of your body by giving back to the organizations that are fighting at the forefront for the autonomy of the body,” the singer said in a short video shared on her account on Sunday.
Jameela Jamil went straight to the point about reproductive rights and wrote that it is Independence Day “unless you have a womb”, jokingly telling her followers not to have sex out of solidarity.
Keeping it simple was Diane Kruger, who uploaded a text-only Instagram story that said, “There isn’t much to celebrate America.”
And in addition to celebrating the holidays with a festive shot, Real housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna also made sure to remind her followers that reproductive freedoms are sacrificed.
“While you’re between cocktails and hot dogs to celebrate 4, don’t forget that Roe V Wade has been overturned,” he wrote alongside a video by Jane Elliott. “Don’t let them take ALL OUR RIGHTS away from you,” she added.
In addition to speaking out against the overturning of Roe vs Wademany public figures have also commented on the recent shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, where at least six people were killed in an Independence Day parade on Monday.
Parodying the lyrics of the national anthem, Amanda Gorman shared a new poem in which he questioned America’s freedom.
“Oh, we can see, from the premature flight of the Gone / What so strong we have failed before the past shimmering of the morning light / Whose imperfect streaks and whose conflicting scars, through the dangerous situation / Our weak hearts, we have watched, agitated and screamed valiantly, “she began.
“And the frightening glow of the rifle, the bullets bursting in the air / It gave us the truth in our eyes that our flag was not spared / Or you say that scarred banner saves again / Our land of the free and home of the brave? ” concluded the poem.