Lorde strikes at the Supreme Court of the United States during a performance at the Glastonbury Festival
New Zealand singer Lorde used the Glastonbury stage to criticize the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“Welcome to the sadness. The temperature is unbearable until you face it,” she told the festival crowd on Sunday (in the UK), opening her song Secrets From a Girl (Who’s Seen It All).
“Want to hear a secret, girls? Your bodies were meant to be controlled and objectified since before you were born. This horror is your birthright,” the 25-year-old singer said.
“But here is another secret – you possess strength. This wisdom is also your birthright.
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“I ask you today to make the exercise of this wisdom your life’s work because everything depends on it.
“F..k the Supreme Court.”
The 1973 US Supreme Court ruling protected a pregnant woman’s right to an abortion, before being overturned on Friday night (Saturday Morning NZT) and sparking protests.
The Solar Power singer was the latest celebrity to speak out when she took the stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Monday.
Her message comes after American pop star Olivia Rodrigo brought British singer Lily Allen on stage to sing her song F..k You at the Supreme Court.
Singer Pink also wrote a similar message.
Lorde also told her fans it was “good to be back” as she kicked off her set on the Pyramid stage on the fifth and final day of the festival.
She then surprised the audience by bringing out Clairo and Arlo Parks, who came together to perform her song Stoned at the Nail Salon.
Introducing the track Ribs from the 2013 album that rocketed Aucklanders to super stardom, Lorde asked the crowd to dance for them: “angry 15 year old me”.
“Glastonbury, I wrote this song when I was 15,” she said, “which means some of you may have been listening to it for almost 10 years.
“Should we dance for our anxious 15-year-old selves tonight?”