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As threats to abortion rights saw women — including celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons — take part in nationwide rallies this weekend, Billie Eilish lodged her own protest while performing at the Austin City Limits Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2.
During her show the 19-year-old addressed Texas's restrictive new law banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected and allowing private citizens to sue providers or anyone helping a women get an abortion. Eilish admitted that she considered backing out of her Austin show over its state's stance.
The words "Bans Off Our Bodies" flashed on the screen behind her as the pop star took a moment to address the issue between sons.
"I'm sick and tired of old men," she said. "Shut the f*** up about our bodies."
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She continued, "When they made that s*** a law, I almost didn't want to do the show, because I wanted to punish this f*****g place for allowing that to happen here. But then, I remembered that it's you guys that are the f*****g victims, and you deserve everything in the world."
As the crowd roared, she added, "We need to tell them to shut the f*** up."
She then defiantly raised her middle finger, shouting, "My body, my f*****g choice!"
“my body my fucking choice” - billie eilish pic.twitter.com/5ia0QIPgq4
— billiebabycutie (@billiebabycute) October 3, 2021
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eilish also called out climate change deniers, saying, "If you don’t think global warming exists, you’re a f*****g loser."
The Grammy winner — who has been vocal about her body image and the public's fixation on her figure — previously lashed out against the Texas law in September, days after the ban went into effect.
“I’m so f*****g tired,” she wrote on Instagram stories. “Makes me sick how many men say nothing when it comes to women’s rights.”