A host of Hollywood stars took to social media on July 4th to boycott Independence Day celebrations after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Kim Kardashian and “Hocus Pocus” witch Bette Midler shared a black and pink meme that read: “4th of July has been canceled due to a shortage of independence. Sincerely, Women.”
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 2, 2022
Midler followed up the meme with a hysterical Monday morning tweet. “WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name!” she ranted.
“They don’t call us “women” anymore; they call us “birthing people” or “menstruators”, and even “people with vaginas”! Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!” The post concluded.
“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi made a red, white, and blue cake that said “separate church & state” in piped frosting. She shared a picture of her creation, along with the message: “Not much to celebrate this 4th, I’m afraid. Let’s just hope everyone can keep safe and peaceful today and that soon our nation veers away from this precipice.”
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) July 4, 2022
“No matter what, we’ll keep fighting for the day where all humans have the same rights, at least of their own person and body, have privacy to make their own choices and to love whom they love and live in peace,” Lakshmi concluded.
“Molly’s Game” star Jessica Chastain gave the country the two-finger salute in a photo she posted with the caption: “Happy “Independence” Day from me and my reproductive rights.”
Happy “Independence” Day from me and my reproductive rights. pic.twitter.com/GoIuu4JhAq
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) July 4, 2022
Singer Katy Perry, who wrote Fourth of July anthem “Firework,” posted, “Baby you’re a firework” is a 10 but women in the US have fewer rights than an actual sparkler smh.”
“Scandal” star Kerry Washington added that this year’s holiday will mark “The day that the United States will have been an independent nation for as long as slavery lasted in its soil.”