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Olivia Rodrigo Sings 'F*** You' To US Supreme Court At Glastonbury

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Olivia Rodrigo Sings 'F*** You' To US Supreme Court At Glastonbury

Olivia Rodrigo brought Lily Allen out on stage during her Glastonbury set on Saturday (26 June) and dedicated a rendition of the latter’s hit F**k You to the Supreme Court, which recently overturned Roe v Wade.

Before Allen appeared on stage, Rodrigo told the crowd: “I’m devastated and terrified. So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this.”

The popstar continued: “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 shit about freedom.

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"This song goes out to the justices: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you!”

Watch the performance below:

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Allen then strolled onto stage and joined Rodrigo in singing her 2009 hit F**k You, which she has previously stated is a song about George W. Bush, once telling a crowd at a São Paulo gig: "It was originally written about this f*****g a**hole who used to be the President of the United States of America. His name is George W. Bush."

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At Glastonbury 2009, Allen dedicated the song to the European Parliament elections, which took place weeks earlier and saw the far-right British National Party gain representative seats for the first ever time. 

On Friday (24 June), the United States Supreme Court overturned the 50-year-old Roe v Wade ruling that granted millions of women the legal right to abortion.

Roe v Wade, which was established in 1973, legalised abortion nationwide up to the point of foetal viability, which is generally accepted to be around 24 weeks into pregnancy.

Before Allen appeared on stage, Rodrigo told the crowd: “I’m devastated and terrified.” Credit: BBC
Before Allen appeared on stage, Rodrigo told the crowd: “I’m devastated and terrified.” Credit: BBC
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The ban is expected to cut access to abortions for approximately 36 million women of reproductive age in the US, according to research from Planned Parenthood cited by BBC News.

Billie Eilish also took time out of her headline set on Friday to address the repeal before belting out Your Power.

She told festivalgoers: “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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Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: News, Glastonbury, Politics

Aisha Nozari
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