Taraji P. Henson, who hosted the 2022 BET Awards, addressed the Supreme Courtroom’s resolution to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling over the weekend.
The 51-year-old actress first praised singer Lizzo, who pledged to donate $1 million to Deliberate Parenthood non-profit group, and mentioned, “Thanks to the superb Lizzo, proper? That’s the way you begin a present! Physique positivity up in right here. Additionally thanks, Lizzo, for pledging $1 million to Deliberate Parenthood.”
“And you might be rattling proper it’s about rattling time we step into our energy,” Henson mentioned throughout her monologue. “It’s about time we speak about the truth that weapons have extra rights than a girl. It’s a tragic day in America.”
She went on to match weapons with ladies and mentioned, “A weapon that may take lives has extra energy than a girl who can provide life if she chooses to.”
Henson additionally congratulated singer Rihanna for welcoming a child. “Talking of giving life, Rihanna. She had the infant, that’s proper. Congratulations on turning into a mom,” she added.
Henson famous that BET (Black Leisure Tv) awards rejoice the Black neighborhood and tonight goes to be a “reminder that we don’t want some other present accolades that we can provide ourselves.”
“This evening is for my kings, black males, ” she mentioned. “We love you. We hear you. And all through the present, we’re going to rejoice you.”
Roe v. Wade was the Supreme Courtroom’s landmark resolution on Jan. 22, 1973, that protected a pregnant girl’s proper to decide on if she needs to have an abortion or not. Over the weekend, the judgment was overturned, which dissatisfied many protestors, together with celebrities.
Singer Olivia Rodrigo carried out at Glastonbury Pageant in England over the weekend and devoted a tune, “F— you, f— you very, very a lot/’Trigger we hate what you do/And we hate your entire crew,” to the 5 members of the Supreme Courtroom who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“The tune is for the justices: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you! We hate you,” Rodrigo mentioned.
“So many ladies and so many ladies are going to die due to this,” she mentioned on stage. “I’m devastated and terrified. I needed to dedicate this subsequent tune to the 5 members of the Supreme Courtroom who’ve confirmed us that on the finish of the day, they really don’t give a s— about freedom.”
A number of artists at Glastonbury, together with Billie Eilish and Lorde, additionally slammed the Supreme Courtroom for the ruling.
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