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Billie Eilish Calls Out People For Caring About Depp Vs Heard More Than Roe Vs Wade

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Billie Eilish Calls Out People For Caring About Depp Vs Heard More Than Roe Vs Wade

Billie Eilish has slammed people for caring more about the Depp v Heard case than the decision to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade ruling that legalised abortions.

The decision ended constitutional protections for abortion, which could lead to abortion bans in roughly half of US states.

The 20-year-old, who became Glastonbury's youngest-ever headliner on Friday night, spoke out against the ruling.

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Billie Eilish has said it was a 'really dark day for women in the US'. Credit: Alamy
Billie Eilish has said it was a 'really dark day for women in the US'. Credit: Alamy

During her set, she and her brother Finneas performed 'Try Not To Abuse Your Power', and prior to performing the song, Billie made a statement.

She said: “The song we’re about to do is, I think, one of the favourites that we’ve written and it’s about the concept of power and how we need to always remember how not to abuse it.

“And today is a really, really dark day for women in the US. I’m just going to say that as I cannot bear to think about it any longer in this moment.”

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However, in her latest track 'TV', the lyrics include: "The internet’s gone wild watching movie stars on trial / While they’re overturning Roe v. Wade."

In a follow-up interview with NME, Eilish gave some added context to the lyrics.

"I was in this state of depression, losing my own rights to my own body, and then I’d go on the internet and it would be people giving their take on this trial," she said.

"Who f***ing gives a f**k? Women are losing rights for their bodies, so why are we talking about celebrities’ divorce trials?

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"Who gives a s**t? Let them figure it out on their own.

"The internet bothers the s**t out of me sometimes..."

She's not wrong.

The 20-year-old became Glastonbury's youngest ever headliner last night. Credit: Alamy
The 20-year-old became Glastonbury's youngest ever headliner last night. Credit: Alamy
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As many will now be aware of, the jury found that Amber Heard's 2018 article in The Washington Post was defamatory and the Pirates of the Caribbean actor won $15 million (£12 million), later capped at $10.35 million (£8.27 million) by Judge Penny Azcarate.

In a separate verdict, Heard was also awarded two million dollars (£1.6 million) in damages via a counterclaim.

Notably, ahead of performing 'Everything I Wanted', Billie added: “So I think we all know that we really need to do a better job of protecting the planet that we all live on.

“We always can do a better job of protecting our people and our friends and family and strangers and standing up for each other and standing with each other.

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“And I love you all and I stand with you and I support you and everything that makes you who you are.”

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Featured Image Credit: BBC/Law&Crime

Topics: Celebrity, Billie Eilish, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Music

Anish Vij
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