That was Olivia Rodrigo’s choice of words for the conservative Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 opinion issued Friday. The singer sent the explicit message to the conservative justices who represented the majority on Saturday night during her set at the 2022 UK-based Glastonbury Music Festival, according to a YouTube video of the performance posted by the BBC.
Rodrigo brought out British singer Lily Allen to perform Allen’s song, “F—k You” (censorship added) to express her disapproval over the high court’s ruling.
“Today is a very very special day. Um, this is actually my first Glastonbury, and uh, I’m sharing the stage with Lily [Allen], which is the biggest dream come true ever. Um, but I’m also equally as heartbroken, um, over what happened in America yesterday,” Rodrigo said prior to the performance.
“Um, the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, um, which is a law that ensures a woman’s right to a safe abortion and other basic human rights, and I’m um, devastated and terrified and so many women and so many girls are going to die because of this. And, um, I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who have showed us that, at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a s—t (censorship added) about freedom,” she continued.
“Uh, this song goes out to the justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you.”
“We hate you,” Allen agreed, as the opening notes of the song began to play.
Rodrigo was praised by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter, who thanked her for speaking up.
“THANK YOU @oliviarodrigo and every artist, athlete, and entertainer who uses their platform to speak out in industries where there is immense pressure to say & do little bc many believe silence is more profitable,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
“Culture matters. Moments like these make a huge, huge difference,” she added.
Rodrigo was not the only performer to highlight the SCOTUS decision during the Glastonbury Music Festival this weekend. Fellow female artists Billie Eilish and Phoebe Bridgers also shared their thoughts on the ruling while taking the stage Friday night.
Rodrigo’s statement about the Roe v. Wade decision isn’t the first time she’s gotten political. The “good 4 u” singer visited the White House back in July 2021 in an effort to help President Joe Biden by urging more young people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.