Top 10 Celeb Reactions to Roe Vs Wade Overturning

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Top 10 Celeb Reactions to Roe Vs Wade Overturning

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Tal Fox
These celeb reactions to the Roe v. Wade overturning sum up a moment in history. For this list, we'll be looking at famous people who used their platforms to blast SCOTUS' decision to repeal an individual's legal freedom of choice to have an abortion. Our countdown includes Jodie Sweetin, Kesha, Rita Moreno, and more! What are YOUR thoughts on the Rove v. Wade overturning? Let us know in the comments.
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Top 10 Celeb Reactions to Roe v. Wade Overturning


Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Celeb Reactions to Roe Vs. Wade Overturning.

For this list, we’ll be looking at famous people who used their platforms to blast SCOTUS’ decision to repeal an individual’s legal freedom of choice to have an abortion.

How do you feel about this decision? Share your thoughts in the comments.

#10: Phoebe Bridgers


Like several stars performing at the U.K.’s famous Glastonbury festival, Bridgers used her platform to respond to the contentious overturning of Roe vs. Wade in June 2022. And she didn’t hold back. She had some powerful words about those who made the decision and led the crowd in yelling “F the Supreme Court.” In May 2022, The “Motion Sickness” singer opened up about her personal experience with abortion. This was around the same time that the documents regarding this controversial matter were first leaked. She divulged that she visited Planned Parenthood while on tour the year prior. She talked about how easy and accessible the service was and that it should be available to all.

#9: Jazmine Sullivan


Sullivan called on men to stand up and support women during her acceptance speech for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist at the BETs. Although she didn’t name the controversial verdict or call out the Supreme Court, her message was one of solidarity and unity. The singer-songwriter reminded the men in the audience that it isn’t just a women’s issue but actually affects everyone. She also pointed out that men have benefitted from a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy. She urged them to speak up and have the backs of all womankind. Her plea was met with a chorus of “Yeahs” from the audience. Well, you know what they say; actions speak louder than words.

#8: Megan Thee Stallion


Megan Thee Stallion stopped midway through her Glastonbury set to address the belligerent decision. The “Hot Girl Summer” artist told the audience how embarrassed she felt by her home state of Texas and called out the “stupid ass men” behind the verdict. With a thumbs down, she encouraged the audience to boo the overturning and led them in chanting a more explicit take on “My Body, My Choice.” The rapper also made an Instagram post detailing the impact of Roe v. Wade’s overturning and what people can do to help. She condemned the court for failing everyone but vowed to keep fighting for people to have access to the services they need.

#7: Jodie Sweetin


The “Full House” alum was seen attending a protest against the overruling in Los Angeles. In footage shared on social media, you can hear the crowd chanting, “No justice, no peace.” Sweetin also appears to have been shoved to the ground by the LAPD, who claim they were just trying to keep protesters off the Freeway. Later, a representative for the actress reported that she was “ok” following the incident. Sweetin also released a statement saying that she was proud of “the hundreds of people who showed up [yesterday] to exercise their First Amendment rights.” She vowed to keep fighting, saying, “We are not free until ALL of us are free.”

#6: Kesha


On the very same day that Roe Vs. Wade was repealed, Kesha was headlining Pride Live’s Stonewall Day performance in New York City. First acknowledging the experiences and history of the LGBTQ+ community, she then told the audience she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to highlight such an important issue and asserted that she’s “not done fighting” for abortion rights. The “We R Who We R” singer called for unity at this difficult time and implored her audience to join this critical fight. Her speech touched on the importance of sticking together and she concluded, “This was not easy. This is not going to be easy, and we are not done fighting.”

#5: Janelle Monáe


Monáe made a powerful speech at the BET awards before raising their middle finger to the Supreme Court. However, that wasn’t the only statement they made that evening. The singer collaborated with stylist Alexandra Mandelkorn and designer Roberto Cavalli to create a look that reflected the current mood in the wake of this seismic ruling. You'll notice that the bodice is caged around their body. And if you take a closer look, you'll see it’s embellished with details representing empowerment and protection. According to its creators, this look was designed with "My Body, My Choice" in mind. In an Instagram post, the outfit was declared as one that was effing “all the patriarchal codes.”

#4: Billie Eilish


The “Bad Guy” singer joined the chorus of voices using the Glastonbury stage to express their outrage at Roe v. Wade’s overturning. While headlining the event, she was joined by her brother Finneas to perform “Your Power,” — a song aptly about those who exploit their power and privilege. Eilish preceded her stirring performance by addressing this “really dark day” in American history. She told audiences she had nothing more to add because she couldn’t “bear to think about it any longer in this moment.” Eilish has long supported abortion rights and even referenced Roe vs. Wade in her 2022 song “TV.” She’s also been an outspoken critic of the plans to revoke abortion rights since the documents were leaked in May 2022.

#3: Taraji P. Henson


Hosting the 2022 BET Awards, Henson emerged on stage to celebrate Black excellence in culture. However, she took a moment to address the dark cloud hanging over the country. Following Lizzo’s opening performance of “About Damn Time,” she called the reversal of Roe v. Wade a “sad day for America.” Henson also praised the singer for teaming up with Live Nation to pledge $1,000,000 to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights (xref). She then blasted SCOTUS over their damning ruling and “the fact that guns have more rights than a woman.” She highlighted how ridiculous it was that a weapon responsible for taking lives had more protection than a human who can give life — should they choose to do so.

#2: Rita Moreno


In the wake of this colossal ruling, the "West Side Story" star recounted her own experience with abortion in a world before Roe v. Wade. She became pregnant while dating actor Marlon Brando, who paid $500 for an abortion. The procedure was carried out incorrectly and could have cost the actress her life. Moreno had previously discussed the medical procedure in her memoirs and 2021 documentary. Speaking to Variety, she remembered feeling "jubilant" when Roe v. Wade first passed in the ‘70s. She added that while she's not shocked by its overturning, she fears the impact. However, she's ready and eager to rejoin the fight, declaring, "We loud mouths are going to have to get busy,"

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Billie Joe Armstrong
The Green Day Frontman Told Crowds He Plans to Renounce His Citizenship

Kendrick Lamar
The Rapper Used His Glastonbury Set to Voice Solidarity

Chris Evans
The Actor Shared Relevant Resources on His Social Channels

Jamie Lee Curtis
The Actress Vowed to Fight for Her Daughters

Danny DeVito
He Kept His Thoughts Short & Straight to the Point

#1: Olivia Rodrigo


Like so many of us, the “drivers license” singer was also enraged by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn this landmark case. She brought her anger to Glastonbury, telling the crowd how “devastated and terrified” she was in the wake of this injustice. She invited British singer Lily Allen to the stage to sing her famous “F You” anthem, which apparently was originally recorded as a protest track aimed at George W. Bush. Rodrigo dedicated their duet to the members of the Supreme Court responsible for the ruling, calling them all out by name. Even over a decade after its release, these lyrics are just as scalding, biting, poignant, and relevant as ever.
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