The New Zealand singer performed on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday evening (26 June). During her set, Lorde delivered a speech that she concluded with: “F*** the Supreme Court.”
“Welcome to sadness,” said the singer on stage. “The temperature is unbearable until you face it. Wanna hear a secret girls? Your bodies were destined to be controlled and objectified since before you were born.
“That horror is your birthright. But here’s another secret. You possess strength. That wisdom is also your birthright. I ask you today make exercising that wisdom your life’s work because everything depends on it. F*** the Supreme Court.”
The musician’s speech was met with cheers from the crowd, before she launched into a performance of her 2021 song “Mood Ring”.
Lorde joins a number of musicians who have used their Glastonbury platforms to speak out against the US Supreme Court’s ruling over Roe v Wade.
On Friday (24 June), the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of a Mississippi law that outlaws abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy while also overturning key precedents established by the 1973 decision in Roe v Wade.
During her Glastonbury set on Saturday evening (25 June), Olivia Rodrigo brought out Lily Allen as a special guest to sing “F*** you” to five Supreme Court justices: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh.
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