Singer Billie Eilish threatened to cancel a concert in Austin, Texas over the weekend, saying it should be “punished” for allowing such restrictive abortion laws to be passed.
According to multiple reports, Eilish DID take the stage on Saturday night but used the opportunity to trash Texas lawmakers and speak to her fans about being “sick and tired” of “old men” who are responsible for the restrictive legislation that took effect last month.
The ‘Lovely’ singer took center stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival where she went off about the “s–t law” before raising her middle finger and saying, “My body, my f–king choice.” A video surfaced of the emotional moment, where you can see the crowd cheering loudly following Billie’s declaration.
Billie Eilish: I Wanted To Punish This Place!
“When they made that s–t a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show. so, because I wanted to punish this f–king place for allowing that to happen here,” Eilish said.
She continued, “But then I remembered that it’s you guys that are the f–king victims, and you deserve everything in the world. And we need to tell them to shut the f–k up!”
At the time, video screens on the stage showed images calling for “bans off our bodies.”
As you know, this isn’t the first time the singer has publicly announced her position on the controversial legislation. Last month, Billie took to Instagram to slam the lawmakers for starting this process. “Makes me sick how many men say nothing when it comes to women’s rights,” she began.
Billie Eilish Says If You Are Not Talking About Abortion Rights, You Are ‘Part Of The Problem’
The message included an image reading, “If you and your ‘homies’ or bros’ aren’t talking about the abortion laws in Texas, chances are you’re part of a problem.”
If you are unfamiliar with the new Texas law, it prohibits women from getting an abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Plus, it allows citizens to sue doctors who facilitate ending pregnancies at this stage. According to reports, a Texas doctor — Alam Baird — was the first doctor to be sued for allegedly violating the law.
It should be noted, Texas was slapped with a lawsuit by the Biden administration to fight the situation.
Hollywood’s A-Listers Fight Publicly Against Texas Abortion Law
Hollywood stars are letting their voices be heard on the same subject, including Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, and Pink. “It’s pretty simple. We should all be able to make decisions about our health & future,” Longoria tweeted. Adding, “But between (Texas’s) extreme abortion ban & states passing a record number of abortion restrictions this year, we have to fight for everyone’s reproductive freedom.”
“I stand with the women of Texas who have the Constitutional right to make decisions about their health and their own bodies,” Reese included.
Singer Pink spoke out on social media, saying, “I stand in solidarity with people in (Texas) who, as of today, face an extreme 6-week abortion ban. This ban… will be the blueprint for bans across the US. Unless we do something about it.”