Billie Eilish slammed the state of Texas over its current controversial abortion legislation whereas acting at Austin City Limits over the weekend. 

The Grammy-winning artist took the stage on the present to carry out a few of her hits. However, she stopped at one level to debate politics and pulled no punches when it got here to denouncing the abortion legislation. 

The star admitted that she virtually didn’t attend the present as an act of protest concerning the legislation, which went into impact on Sept. 1 after being upheld in a 5-4 resolution by the U.S. Supreme Court. It is the strictest abortion legislation within the nation. Critics say many ladies don’t but know they’re pregnant at six weeks – across the time when a fetal heartbeat can first be detected – and the legislation makes no exceptions for rape or incest. It additionally permits residents to sue suppliers of anybody serving to girls get an abortion. 

“I’m sick and tired of old men,” Eilish stated (by way of Yahoo Entertainment). “Shut the f— up about our bodies.”

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Singer Billie Eilish spoke out against Texas' controversial abortion law. 

Singer Billie Eilish spoke out in opposition to Texas’ controversial abortion legislation. 
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The outburst was clearly deliberate because the phrases “Bans Off Our Bodies” flashed on the display behind her. 

Eilish continued: “When they made that s— a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show, because I wanted to punish this f—ing place for allowing that to happen here. But then, I remembered that it’s you guys that are the f—ing victims, and you deserve everything in the world.”

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Billie Eilish said she almost didn't perform at Austin City Limits due to the state of Texas' abortion law. 

Billie Eilish stated she virtually did not carry out at Austin City Limits as a result of state of Texas’ abortion legislation. 
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She concluded with a type of name to motion by calling on concertgoers to “tell them to shut the f— up” earlier than elevating her center finger, prompting a not insignificant variety of individuals within the crowd to do the identical. 

According to Austin360, Eilish additionally took as regards to local weather change. However, her notes on this topic had been a bit blunter.

“If you don’t think global warming exists, you’re a f—ing loser,” she instructed the group.

Billie Eilish spoke out against climate change deniers. 

Billie Eilish spoke out in opposition to local weather change deniers. 
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Yahoo notes that Eilish beforehand joined the myriad of critics talking out in opposition to the Texas legislation, taking to her Instagram Story final month to put in writing that she is I’m so f—ing drained.”

She added: “Makes me sick what number of males say nothing in the case of girls’s rights.”