Billie Eilish made historical past on the Glastonbury Competition on June 24 when she turned the occasion’s youngest ever solo headliner on the age of 20. Her set bought off to a somber begin, in gentle of the Supreme Court docket’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade — the landmark case that assured girls the proper to an abortion. The singer used her efficiency to protest the choice, together with dedicating her efficiency of “Your Energy,” a track about older males exerting their energy over younger girls, to everybody affected by the ruling.
“Right this moment is a very, actually darkish day for girls within the US,” Eilish mentioned, in response to BBC. “I am simply going to say that, as a result of I can not bear to consider it any longer.”
Along with utilizing her history-making efficiency as a platform to voice her disappointment within the Supreme Court docket, Eilish additionally served up a stripped-down set that included performances of “NDA” and “I Did not Change My Quantity.” As reported by the BBC, she led the group in respiratory workout routines earlier than wrapping up her set with “When the Occasion’s Over.” Because the night time wound down, she mentioned, “That is such an honor to be right here proper now. Thanks for letting me do that. That is such a visit and a dream.”
Eilish wasn’t alone in utilizing the Glastonbury stage to protest the choice. Her fellow Friday night time performer Phoebe Bridgers additionally spoke out towards the ruling. “I am having the sh*ttiest day,” she mentioned to the group, per CNN. “F*ck that sh*t, f*ck America. Like all these irrelevant motherf*ckers making an attempt to inform us what to do with our f*cking our bodies.”
Bridgers then requested, “Are there any People right here? Who desires to say f*ck the Supreme Court docket?” The folks singer then led the group in a “f*ck the Supreme Court docket” chant.
At the same time as they carried out in entrance of 1000’s within the UK, it was clear that Eilish and Bridgers’s ideas have been on the devastating blow dealt to girls’s rights by the Supreme Court docket.