Lizzo is a remarkable individual who never holds back while making a comment that she disagrees with. This time she went against the judgment of the court. After a donation to Planned Parenthood, Lizzo criticized the overturn of Roe v. Wade and “male white supremacy” in America.
Lizzo shared the fury of many Americans when the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade in June. In a Vanity Fair cover story that was released on Tuesday, October 11, the singer discussed her rage and the reasons behind her donation of $500,000 to Planned Parenthood and the National Network of Abortion Funds. The 34-year-old singer criticized the decision in the interview.
“The Supreme Court has politicized law and made it a weapon against human right.”
Because she knew “plenty of people who would have died if they hadn’t had that procedure,” the “About Damn Time” popstar admitted that part of the reason she was upset by the decision. Even while that had inspired her, she argued that people shouldn’t support the freedom to have abortions just for that reason.
“These days, we don’t create laws that support people having health care, never mind abortions. How about letting people have access and resources and mind their f**king business?”
In addition, Lizzo identified as a “chronically disappointed optimist” and cited “white male supremacy” as a factor in the court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade. She also demanded that Black women be treated better in the US.
“It’s always been about white male supremacy in this country and the people who are complicit in helping uphold it—who are a lot of white women. The women who voted for Donald Trump. The façade that ‘America, we’re all in this together.’ No, we’re not. Black people have been dehumanized so much—especially Black women.”
“The way Black women have been treated in this country has made me feel very hopeless. I don’t think there was a time when [we] were treated fairly and with respect. If I see hope in this country, it will come from the accountability of the people who have the privilege. As a fat Black woman, this country has never gone forward; it’s stayed pretty much the same for me.”
Lizzo has already voiced her opposition to the SCOTUS ruling that struck down Roe V. Wade. After her song “Naked,” which she also released a clip of on TikTok, she displays the slogan “My Body, My Choice” onscreen during her live performance on the Special tour.
Lizzo discussed playing former president James Madison’s iconic crystal flute in the interview, which drew criticism from conservatives. She talked of having the power to alter the course of history. She added, “I don’t want to leave history in the hands of people who uphold oppression and racism.”
Lizzo, though, dared to maintain her perspective on the situation. Would you concur with Lizzo? What do you feel about Roe v. Wade? Let us know in the comments. Keep checking Thirsty for more updates.
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