When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade it wasn’t just lefty reporters who became apoplectic, the Hollywood elite were enraged too. Actors immediately flew to Twitter to unleash their (in some cases) profanity-laced attacks on the conservative Justices.
Of course, the late night talk show hosts also lectured their viewers. Pop singers like Olivia Rodrigo and sports figures like Megan Rapinoe also got into the act.
The following are just some of wildest and angriest outbursts and tweets from celebrities post the Supreme Court decision to throw the abortion issue back to the states:
Anti-SCOTUS Lectures from Late Night Libs
“In the land of the American dream, the land of the free, a country which prides itself on the protection of an individual’s liberties, we move instantly back to a dark age where a court has imposed the minority political view on a country for decades to come. With a decision that endangers millions upon millions of women and their families….If only the American leaders on the right would care and fight as much for the rights of women as they do their guns.”
— Host James Corden on CBS’s The Late Late Show, June 28.
“I am your guest host, Chelsea Handler. I will be here all week long or at least until Republicans make it illegal for women to talk….At this point I probably have more rights if my vagina was an AR-15….[GOP House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy, since you mention it, let’s talk about what it means to be pro-life. Universal health care. That’s pro-life. Restricting guns, that’s also pro-life. Fighting climate change. That’s also pro-life….Not forcing women to give birth like livestock. Pro-life. But your party opposes all of those things. Calling Republicans pro-life is like calling O.J. Simpson pro-wife.”
— Substitute host comedian Chelsea Handler on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, June 27.
“Because they [Supreme Court] struck down a New York law about carrying guns, you know, on your body when you leave the house, so everyone now can be strapped at all times in public. Wow, welcome to right-wing America, where if you want to end a young life, you have to shoot them.”
— Host Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time, June 24.
The Daily Show ‘Meteorologist’ Desi Lydic: “Trevor let’s start in this part of the country with these red states. Where you can expect a real shitstorm, we’re looking at widespread power outages as in your power to make your own decisions. So ladies, you might want to stock up on those raincoats before Justice Alito bans them too....Let’s take a look at the nation’s capital. Here is where you are going to see a strong downpour of unprecedented shitbaggery. We’re seeing three separate natural disasters converging to form what meteorologists like to call a what-the-[bleep]-nado. Now first let’s talk about Congress which is experiencing a severe drought of leadership, very, very dry conditions. Now over at the White House they have been experiencing some very high winds, just completely blowing it. But the real weather event is happening over at the Supreme Court. Now our storm centers have been tracking this for years so we knew this acid rain was coming but that doesn’t mean it still doesn’t burn the hell out of twats so that’s the weather, back to you, Trevor.”...
Host Trevor Noah: “Thank you very much, Desi. But clearly that wasn’t about the weather.”
Lydic: “No, no, it wasn’t. [Bleep] Sam Alito and anyone else that tells a woman what to do with their own body.”
— Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, June 27.
Whoopi Warns Clarence Thomas: They’ll “Come for You” Next
“What’s next? As Clarence Thomas is signaling, they would like to get rid of contraception. Do you understand, sir? No, because you don’t have to use it….He better hope — we were not in the Constitution either. We were not even people in the Constitution. Well, you better hope that they don’t come for you, Clarence, and say you should not be married to your wife who happens to be white. Because they will move that, and you better hope that nobody says, ‘You know, well, you’re not in the Constitution. You’re back to being a quarter of a person,’ because that’s not going to work either.”
— Co-host Whoopi Goldberg on ABC’s The View, June 27.
Guns Have More Rights Than a Woman
“It’s about damn time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than a woman. It’s a sad day in America.”
— Actress Taraji P. Henson at the BET Awards, June 26.
Don’t Go Away Angry Billie, Just Go Away!
“Fuck America. I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming here. There’s just too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country.”
— Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong at a concert in London, June 26.
Sad Singers Savage SCOTUS
Singer Olivia Rodrigo: “But I’m also equally as heartbroken over what happened in America yesterday….The Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade. Which is a law that ensures a woman’s right to a safe abortion and other basic human rights. I’m devastated and terrified that so many women and so many girls are going to die because of this. And I wanted to dedicate this next song to five members of the Supreme Court who showed us that at the end of the day they truly don’t just give a [bleep] about freedom….This song goes out to the Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh! We hate you.”
Singer Lily Allen: “We hate you.”
— Live from the stage of Glastonbury Festival in London, June 25.
“Now, y’all know it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t take a second to call out these stupid men. Texas really embarrassing me right now y’all. That’s my home state. And I want to have it on the record that the [bleep] and the hot boys do not support this bull [bleep]. My body, my [bleep] choice!”
— Rapper Megan Thee Stallion live from the stage of Glastonbury Festival in London, June 26.
“The song we’re about to do is, I think, one of the favorites that we’ve written and it’s about the concept of power and how we need to always remember how not to abuse it. Today is a really, really dark day for women in the U.S. and I’m just gonna say that because I can’t bear to think about it any longer at this moment.”
— Singer Billie Eilish live from the stage of Glastonbury Festival in London, June 24.
“You wanna know a secret, girls? Your bodies were destined to be controlled and objectified since before you were born. That horror is your birthright. Fuck the Supreme Court!”
— Singer Lorde live from the stage of Glastonbury Festival in London, June 26.
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning #RoeVsWade will have deadly consequences, with the harm falling hardest on people of color who already face disproportionate discrimination in our country and grapple with a severe maternal mortality crisis. If abortion is banned nationwide, pregnancy-related deaths could increase 21 percent nationwide, and 33 percent among Black women. Banning abortion will disproportionately impact people of color, LGBTQ+ communities, people struggling to make ends meet, young people, and those living in rural areas. Banning abortion is about controlling women and trans men. It is about white supremacy, the patriarchy and misogyny. It’s a sad day for America.”
— June 24 tweet thread by actress Alyssa Milano.
“fuck you roberts.
fuck you thomas.
fuck you alito.
fuck you kavanaugh.
fuck you gorsuch.
fuck you coney barrett.”
— June 24 tweet by anti-bullying activist Monica Lewinsky.
“GET YOUR FICTIONAL HATEFUL BIBLE STORIES AND YOUR FAKE FICTIONAL RELIGIOUS BULLSHIT OUT OF OUR FUCKING LIVES. FUCK YOU.”
— June 24 tweet by actor Billy Eichner.
“Women have no right to make their own reproductive health decisions. Separation of Church and State is being obliterated. Everyone has a right to carry a concealed firearm. We’re being tyrannized by an Autocratic minority.”
— June 24 tweet by film director Rob Reiner.
“Not too long ago, this would have been dystopian sci-fi. But the legacy of the 2016 election and the indelible mark of the GOP is printed here in black and white. How much farther this will go once again depends on American voters. Blame extremism or apathy, but this is America.”
— June 24 tweet by Family Guy creator/actor Seth McFarlane.
“What a sad day in America. It’s getting harder and harder to feel like we aren’t moving backwards. Concealed carry yesterday…demand carry today. What’s next?”
— June 24 tweet by longtime radio personality and BET’s Video Soul host Donnie Simpson.
“AMERICA :: IF you have NEVER VOTED :::: NOVEMBER is YOUR choice.”
— June 24 tweet by actor Henry Winkler.
“Some bitch on TV saying, ‘have your baby and then give it up for adoption; adoption is a beautiful and noble thing to do.’ She’s delusional. Many babies are never adopted but are shunted from foster home to foster home where they are abused & used as slaves until they age out. This is so short-sighted and selfish of the right wing. 1) it’s none of your goddamned business what I do with my body! 2) the country will soon be littered with orphans that no one wants; are they going to raise every unwanted child to adulthood? No fucking way! They won’t even pay for teachers and decent schools! They won’t pay for child care! They want more white people and don’t care how they get them or what shape they’re in when they are grown.”
— From June 24 tweet thread by actress/singer Bette Midler.
“How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia??!!”
— June 25 tweet by actor Samuel L. Jackson.
“I think all of our nerves are collectively fried from so many years of racism, misogyny, homophobia, etc. +pandemics, mass shootings, wars and the total lunacy, hypocrisy, ignorance of the GOP-it’s all a bit much. But we will stick together. Good will prevail over evil.”
— June 26 tweet by pop singer Pink.
“One of the worst American days of my lifetime.”
— June 24 tweet by former ESPN writer and creator of The Ringer Bill Simmons.
Rapinoe Raps “Cruel” Court for Imposing “White Supremacist, Patriarchal Christianity”
“I just can’t understate how sad and how cruel this is. I think the cruelty is the point….To have the entirety of the U.S. government say to people’s faces — to women’s faces: ‘We do not care. We are going to force our belief system, which is deeply rooted in a white supremacist, patriarchal Christianity. We are going to force that upon you.’ First of all, your religion is a choice, and it is a belief that you have. It is not my belief, and it is not many people’s beliefs, and it certainly is not the law of the land. And it certainly in the context of Roe v. Wade is not the will of the country. And that has been explicit for so long. The makeup of the Court is ill-equipped to handle this kind of decision; frankly, a majority-male court making decisions about my body or any other woman’s body is completely misguided and wildly out of touch with the desires of the country, the will of the country, and the will of the people.”
— US Women’s National Team soccer player Megan Rapinoe at a press conference, June 24.