Katy Perry, Jessica Chastain and the Kardashians
US stars use national holiday to protest abortion
Yesterday Monday was a national holiday in the USA. But many famous women didn’t feel like celebrating. On the contrary.
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US stars usually celebrate the American Independence Day with patriotic outfits and photos of parties and fireworks. But this year women like the Kardashians, Katy Perry (37), Zooey Deschanel (42) and Jessica Chastain (45) didn’t feel like partying. The reason for this was the decision of the Constitutional Court to abolish the national right to abortion.
Instead of celebration photos, Kim (41) and Kourtney Kardashian (43) and mother Kris Jenner (66) posted the appeal “Cancel Independence Day” in their Instagram stories: “July 4th was canceled due to a lack of independence – your women”.
Katy Perry, whose hit “Firework” is the unofficial song of July 4th, tweeted: Her song with the lines “Baby, you’re like fireworks” is a ten. “But women in the United States have fewer rights than a firework.”
Jessica Chastain flips her fingers
Oscar winner Jessica Chastain posted a photo of herself on Instagram with both middle fingers in the camera. The actress in the film “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” wrote sarcastically: “Happy ‘Independence Day’ from me and my reproductive rights!”
Zooey Deschanel posed with a T-shirt with the inscription “Pro Roe 1973” (the 1973 Roe vs. Wade court decision made abortion rights legal in America). The series star (“New Girl”) wrote: “If you want to wish America a happy birthday, but you also want the country to be better.”
Lizzo starts fundraiser to support women
Singer Lizzo used Independence Day weekend to launch a fundraiser so “we can celebrate freedom the way we want it.” She herself contributed $500,000. With the total proceeds, she wants to “liberate every damned body” and financially support women who need an abortion.
The cooking show presenter Padma Lakshmi (51) posted a selfie with a cake whose inscription calls for the separation of “state and church”. The ex-wife of author Salman Rushdie (75) regretted “that there is not much to celebrate on July 4th” and hopes “that hopefully our nation will soon steer away from this abyss”. (cth)
USA expert Claudia Brühwiler: “A loss especially for poor women”(12:33 p.m)