Billie Eilish put on a high-energy performance at the Austin City Limits Festival on Saturday night, during which she made a notable statement.
The singer, 19, used the big stage to lend her support to women’s right to choose by lashing out at the Texas abortion law, legislation that prohibits abortions in the state as early as six weeks before some women know they are pregnant.
The words ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ flashed on the screen behind her as the pop star, born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, took a moment to address the crowd, saying:
‘I’m sick and tired of old men. Shut the f*** up about our bodies.’
She went on to reveal that she debated cancelling the appearance due to the legislation but stuck to the commitment for her fans in the area, as she insisted they ‘are the f**king victims’ of the shocking legal change.
The law also allows citizens to sue providers or anyone helping get an abortion.
When they made that s*** a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show, because I wanted to punish this f*****g place for allowing that to happen here… But then, I remembered that it’s you guys that are the f*****g victims, and you deserve everything in the world. We need to tell them to shut the f*** up.
She then raised her middle finger up and shouted: ‘My body, my f*****g choice!
Continuing her political tangent, Billie also called out climate change deniers, saying, ‘If you don’t think global warming exists, you’re a f*****g loser.’
The songstress is just one of many musical artists who had harsh and searing words about the Texas abortion law, which was signed into law by Republican Governor Greg Abbott in May, according to Daily Mail.
The legislation prohibits abortions in Texas as early as six weeks before some women know they are pregnant, while it opens the door for almost any private citizen to sue abortion providers and others, as reported by The Texas Tribune.