During her appearance at the Austin City Limits music festival, the “Happier Than Ever” singer took a passionate stance against Texas’ abortion bill.
Billie Eilish, 19, told the crowd at the Austin City Limits music festival what she thought of Texas’ new abortion law, which prohibits women from having an abortion beyond six weeks. On Saturday, October 2, the “bad guy” vocalist headlined the festival. She shouted out against the law in front of a backdrop, waving posters that said “Bans off our bodies” projected behind her.
Billie Eilish speaks out against Texas’s new abortion law during her set at Austin City Limits:
“When they made that shit a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show, because I wanted to punish this fucking place for allowing that to happen here… My body, my fucking choice!” pic.twitter.com/U84pNYtN7G
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 3, 2021
The vocalist of “When the Party’s Over” acknowledged that hearing about the ban made her hesitant to perform in Texas. “I almost didn’t want to do this concert when they made that s**t a law because I wanted to punish this f**king place for allowing that to happen here,” she stated.
While Billie was unhappy with legislators, she noted that it is Texans who will suffer as a result of their decisions, and she encouraged the audience to speak out against the law. “But then it occurred to me that you guys are the f**king victims, and you deserve everything in the world, and we need to tell them to shut the f**k up!” she exclaimed, raising her middle finger in the air. “It’s my f**king body, my f**king choice.”
Billie is one of a slew of celebrities who have spoken out against Texas’ abortion bill. Thousands of people took part in the Women’s March for Reproductive Rights on Saturday across the country. Amy Schumer, Raven Symoné, and Alyssa Milano were among the celebrities that marched to oppose unsafe abortion restrictions. In an exclusive message to HollywoodLife, Raven likened the fight for reproductive healthcare to the fight for LGBTQ rights.
“I believe that participating in a march like today is really vital because, in numbers, we can make a difference. And, you know, gay marriage wasn’t accepted until everyone banded together and made a stink about it, and then things changed, and now I’m free to marry. So, I feel that this type of activism may be effective, which is why I’m here,” she explained.