As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the Supreme Court voted last week to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that has protected the reproductive rights of American women for nearly 50 years.
Millions are feeling that they’ve been betrayed by their own government and that their safety and wellbeing has been subordinated to the religious beliefs of a small group of unelected zealots.
As is so often the case in situations like these, marginalized people are disproportionately affected, as they’re unlikely to have access to funds that would enable them to cross state lines for proper medical care.
Thankfully, many celebrities have used their power and influence to speak out in favor of the voiceless.
One such celeb is pop icon Pink, who recently made her feelings clear in no uncertain terms.
“Let’s be clear: if you believe the government belongs in a woman’s uterus, a gay persons business or marriage, or that racism is okay- THEN PLEASE IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD NEVER F–KING LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN,” she recently tweeted.
“AND ALSO F–K RIGHT OFF. We good?”
The portions about the rights of gay Americans appears to be a reference to Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion, in which the justice wrote that the court should “reconsider” previous decisions regarding gay marriage and the use of contraception.
Yes, to be clear, even though the vast majority of Americans oppose these views, SCOTUS is attempting to create a theocratic nation in which only straight people can marry and all sex must be for purposes of procreation.
Hard to call yourself the land of the free when average citizens in North Korea, Russia, and Colombia enjoy greater liberty with regard to reproductive rights.
Not surprisingly, Pink received some blowback from some of her more conservative fans.
One smug blue checkmark even saw fit offer career advice to the wildly successful artist.
Fortunately, when this person tweeted that they “hope her agent survives the stroke,” Pink was ready with a perfect response.
The rest of the combative responses were predictably stupid with several (former?) fans comparing Pink’s decree about who should listen to her music to the court’s decision to strip millions of their rights.
“So you don’t like people telling other people what to do but you’re also telling people not to listen to your music? Seems about right,” wrote one such doofus.
“As much as I paid to watch you in Vegas, I’ll listen to your music anytime I feel like it,” another chimed in.
“Now go sing and dance and entertain us for a few hours. Leave the constitution to those who understand it. We good?”
Yes, nothing screams “respect for women” like telling a prominent female public figure to shut up and entertain you.
We’re sure the experience of expressing her political beliefs in a public forum served to remind Pink of the extent to which women — even wealthy and successful ones — are treated like second-class citizens in this country.
And we hope her words offered some small consolation to the many who are currently living in fear.