“A lot of women and a lot of girls will die for this,” 19-year-old pop emotion Olivia Rodrigo told fans on Saturday at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK. With news about the US Supreme Court decision overturned Roe vs. Wade Still fresh in people’s minds, the California-born artist has expressed her views on the matter quite vividly.
As a guest artist Lily Allen joining her, Rodrigo dedicated a duet of Allen’s song “Fuck you“For” five members of the Supreme Court who showed us that at the end of the day they don’t care about freedom. “She then listed Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrettand Brett KavanaughAllen’s name as Allen raised his middle finger to great applause. (This is a particularly friendly gesture in Anglo-American relations, as British people tend to go with “reverse“Not a “bird” like we do in the United States. It’s good to have allies who understand.)
Rodrigo and Allen then declare “we hate you!” for the judges of SCOTUS, as the crowd cheered. A very emotional moment, set to pleasant major chords.
End day, Megan Thee Stallion have words for the same effect. “You know, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t say something about these silly men,” she said, adding, “Hot girls and hot boys don’t support this bullshit. . My body, my damn choice! “
Then she lead the crowd in a call-and-response of that phrase, then ask people to raise their middle finger to “offer this damn thing to these assholes.”
As the night unfolds, the act catches the eye, Sir Paul McCartney, can now boast the oldest, and the first of October, listed at the top of the festival’s table. (Friday’s title, Billie EilishTo be youngest personat 20)
The two-hour collection was well received, even though the legendary hitmaker did joke the crowd just seemed to want to hear the hits. “A galaxy of stars” is his way of describing audiences holding their cell phones in an old Beatles tune, but “when we put on a new song, it’s a black hole.”
There is also a uncomfortable time when the video screen includes a pre-recorded piece to the tune “My Valentine”. Images include introductory clips Natalie Portman (cheers!) and also Johnny Depp (insert title).