The star also had words of choice for climate change deniers
Billie Eilish slammed the state of Texas over its recent controversial abortion law while performing at Austin City Limits over the weekend.
The Grammy-winning artist took the stage at the show to perform some of his hits. However, she stopped at one point to discuss politics and didn’t take a jibe at her condemnation of the abortion law.
The star admitted that she almost didn’t attend the show as an act of protest against the law, which went into effect on September 1 after the US Supreme Court upheld a 5-4 decision. This is the strictest abortion law in the country. Critics say many women do not yet know they are pregnant at six weeks – around the time when a fetal heartbeat can be detected for the first time – and the law makes no exceptions for rape or incest. does not make. It allows citizens to sue the providers of anyone who helps women get abortions.
“I’m sick and tired of old people,” said Eilish (via) yahoo entertainment) “Shut up f— about our bodies.”
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The explosion was clearly planned as the words “Bains of Our Bodies” flashed across the screen behind him.
Eilish continued: “When they made that s— a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show, because I wanted to punish for allowing this f—ing place to be here. But Then, I remembered that it’s you guys who are f—ing suffering, and you deserve everything in the world.”
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She concluded with a kind of call to action by calling on concertgoers to “tell them to shut the f—up” before raising their middle finger, leading to a negligible number of people in the crowd. was inspired to do the same.
According to Austin360, Eilish also considered the topic of climate change. However, his notes on the subject were a bit hazy.
“If you don’t think global warming exists, you’re a f—ing loser,” he told the crowd.
Yahoo noted that Eilish had previously joined a myriad of critics speaking out against the Texas law, writing on her Instagram Story last month that she’s too tired.
She added: “What makes me sick is how many men say nothing when it comes to women’s rights.”