Selena Gomez is not happy!
The 29-year-old dubbed a “triple threat” for her accomplishments as a singer-songwriter, actress, and producer, recently spoke out against the US Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe V. Wade, the landmark case that gives women constitutional rights to safe and legal abortion.
During a candid discussion with Variety magazine at the “Only Murders In The Building” season two premiere, the Disney alum revealed that she was not pleased with the decision to overturn Roe V. Wade.
Selena Gomez Makes Powerful Statement At The #OMITB Premiere
When it comes to being a fashion icon, Gomez has no problem turning heads and she did not disappoint at her latest outing.
As seen in a video shared on Twitter, the “Love You Like a Love Song” songstress attended the second season premiere of the Hulu series in a sexy shimmering dress.
The foxy number clung to the “Wizards of Waverly Place” actress’s body like a second skin, giving the paparazzi plenty to admire with a side cut out and a thigh-high slit.
The silver bedazzled piece made the “Same Old Love” singer shine bright like a diamond on the red carpet but her impeccable fashion sense was not Gomez’s only goal at the event.
The Billboard’s Woman of the Year award winner took the opportunity to share her views about the overturning of Roe V. Wade and what she believed could be done to salvage the situation.
The outcome of this judgment is the end of the federal protections that once safeguarded women’s access to abortion, giving states the right to outlaw abortion as they see fit.
Although the court’s decision primarily affected women, the chart-topper believed that men needed to join the conversation to ensure women’s constitutional right to abortion.
“It’s about voting,” the brunette revealed, “It’s about getting men to stand up and also speak against this issue. It’s also the amount of women that are hurting.”
Gomez added that she was not happy with the situation and hoped Americans including Hollywood stars would do everything in their power to change the narrative.
Where’s The Outrage From Men In Hollywood?
Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 24, 2022
The “Lose You to Love Me” artist’s thoughts on men joining the conversation is one that has been echoed through social media with many wondering why men in Hollywood have been silent about the ruling.
In response to the overturned Roe V. Wade ruling, at least 26 states in America are expected to outlaw abortion or introduce strict policies to stop it.
As expected, the social media outrage came from mostly women. However, a good portion of men did not stay silent to the cries of the female gender, especially those with political power.
Barack Obama, former President of the United States, called out the Supreme Court on Twitter for turning back the clock on women’s rights with their biased judgment.
According to the father-of-two, the ruling was a personal attack on the “essential freedom of millions of Americans.”
Let me be very clear: This ruling changes nothing in Minnesota today, tomorrow, or as long as I am governor. We will not turn back the clock on reproductive rights.
— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) June 24, 2022
Governor Tim Walz also shared a similar sentiment. The Minnesota politician assured his citizens that his heart stood with them in a passionate tweet that openly rebuked the court’s decision.
The governor’s statement read, “Let me be very clear: This ruling changes nothing in Minnesota today, tomorrow, or as long as I am governor. We will not turn back the clock on reproductive rights.”
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As shared by The Blast, in the wake of the unexpected judgment, women across the country have aired their displeasure including powerful figures like Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Taking to Instagram, Michelle penned a poignant letter, where she condemned the new law and the sad reality it meant for women as their reproductive rights were being controlled by the state.
.@SelenaGomez on what Hollywood can do in light of #RoeVsWade getting overturned: “It’s about voting, it’s about getting men — men needing to stand up and also speak against this issue. It’s also the amount of women that are hurting. I’m just not happy.” https://t.co/jLjwaGfpcA pic.twitter.com/gsvN27UYFi
— Variety (@Variety) June 28, 2022
Similarly, Clinton insisted that the right to have a child was a sacred decision, which had to stay between parents and their doctors.
Both former first ladies believed the Supreme Court’s decision stripped Americans of this revered act and catapulted women and human rights backward.