Katy Perry, Bette Midler and Jessica Chastain lead online Independence Day protests: ‘4th of July cancelled’

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Katy Perry, Bette Midler and Jessica Chastain were just a few of the many Hollywood stars engaged in social media protests against Independence Day following the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade over a week ago.

Perry, who gave birth to daughter Daisy with fiancé Orlando Bloom over a year ago, took to Twitter in the early hours of July 4 to recognize her arguably most-used holiday anthem, in addition women’s rights.

“‘Baby you’re fireworks’ is a 10 but women in America have less rights than a real sparkler,” she tweeted to her millions of followers, which garnered thousands of likes and comments.

One user quickly fired back, “You’ve supported an anti-abortion mayoral candidate for the past 30 days,” then shared a June 4 tweet from Perry, who promoted the billionaire Los Angeles mayoral candidate. Rick Caruso “FTW”.

Katy Perry, Bette Midler and Jessica Chastain were just some of the stars who demonstrated on Independence Day on July 4
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Bette Midler has let it be known that Fourth of July was effectively “cancelled” after the SCOTUS ruling last month.

She tweeted one same which read: “The 4th of July has been canceled due to a shortage of independence. Sincerely, women.”

The “Beaches” actress continued, “WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are dispossessed of our rights over our body, our life and even our name! We are no longer called “women”; “or ‘periods’, and even ‘people with vaginas’! Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!”

Jessica Chastain flashed her middle fingers in one photo, she captioned, “Happy ‘Independence’ Day from me and my reproductive rights.”

‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi shared a red, white and blue themed dessert with icing that spelled ‘Church and State Separated’.

She further clarified, “Not much to celebrate this 4th I’m afraid. Let’s just hope everyone can stay safe and peaceful today and soon our nation will pull away from this precipice. “

In another tweet, Lakshmi added“No matter what, we will continue to fight for the day when all humans have the same rights, at least of their own person and body, have the privacy to make their own choices and love whoever they love and live in peace.”


The decision taken by SCOTUS on Friday June 24 effectively ended recognition of a constitutional right to abortion which had been in place since 1973 and gave each state the power to authorize, limit or prohibit the practice altogether.

Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh have voted to end historic federal abortion protections. Chief Justice John Roberts did not approve of Roe’s ending.

“The Majority overruled Roe and Casey for one and only one reason: because they always despised them, and now they have the votes to overrule them,” judges Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan wrote in a statement. joint of 59 pages. CONTESTATION.

“In overturning Roe and Casey, this Court betrays its guiding principles. With sadness — for this Court, but more so, for the millions of American women who today have lost fundamental constitutional protection — we dissent.”


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