After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Phoebe Bridgers said, “F—k the Supreme Court” at Glastonbury. She also said, “F—k America.”
After Roe v. Wade was overturned on Friday, Phoebe Bridgers feels sick in more ways than one.
The singer spoke out against the highest court in the land during her first set at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion.
Bridgers told the crowd at the John Peel Stage that she was so excited to play at the famous festival for the first time. “I’m having the s—tiest day,” she said. “Are there any Americans in this room?”
Bridgers asked, “Who wants to say “F—k the Supreme Court” on three?” to scattered, half-hearted cheers.
She and the crowd did that, and then the four-time Grammy nominee kept criticizing the justices for their widely criticized decision.
“Screw America…. Motherf—kers. Trying to tell us what to do with our f—ing bodies.”
Bridgers said “f—king evil” on Twitter before her performance. She later surprised fans by bringing British singer Arlo Parks on stage with her.
Early last month, after the draft of the Supreme Court’s ruling was made public, the “Motion Sickness” singer talked about how important the legal change is to her personally.
Bridgers tweeted at the time, “I had an abortion in October of last year while I was on tour.” She linked to a list of abortion funds where people could give money. “I went to Planned Parenthood, and they gave me the pill to end my pregnancy. It was simple. Everyone should be able to do that.”
Bridgers told The Guardian in a new interview that she “wasn’t f—ing emotional at all” when she made the decision.
“Crazy from hormones! But I don’t think you should say about me that “it tore me up,” she said. “No! No, I don’t think about it when I was a baby.”
She said that her tweet was meant to show that “as a white, upper-middle-class woman from California, I will always have access,” even if the law were to be changed. What bothers me is that we aren’t talking about me.”
Because of this, the artist is giving $1 from each ticket to her tour to an organization that helps undocumented people get abortions.