Billie Eilish admits it's a 'dark day for women' after  Roe V Wade

‘I can’t bear to think about it’: Billie Eilish, 20, admits it’s a ‘dark day for women’ after the US Supreme Court’s anti-abortion ruling – as she becomes the youngest star in history to headline Glastonbury

  • The singer headlined on the Pyramid Stage on Friday, addressing the crowd following the US Supreme Court’s ruling earlier that day
  • Billie said she ‘couldn’t bear to think about’ the ruling which ended the constitutional right to abortion in the US, handing back the power to decide whether or not to permit abortion back to individual states
  • The Bad Guy hitmaker made history as the youngest ever star to headline Glastonbury, with Paul McCartney set to grace the Pyramid Stage on Saturday, and Kendrick Lamar on Sunday
  • Billie Eilish admitted it’s was a ‘dark day for women’ following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V Wade, as she took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday.

    The singer, 20, who first made her debut at the festival on The Other Stage at Worthy Farm in 2019, told the crowd she ‘couldn’t bear to think about’ the ruling which ended the constitutional right to abortion in the US, meaning individual states could decide whether abortion can be made illegal.

    Billie, who made history as the youngest ever star to headline Glastonbury on its iconic Pyramid Stage, delivered a stellar medley of hits in an edgy look that consisted of a graphic oversized T-shirt and matching shorts for thousands of waiting fans.

    Emotional: Billie Eilish has admitted it's been a 'dark day for women' following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V Wade, as she took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday

    Emotional: Billie Eilish has admitted it’s been a ‘dark day for women’ following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V Wade, as she took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday

    Speaking during her concert, Billie told the crowd: ‘Today is a really, really dark day for women in the US.

    ‘I’m just going to say that because I can’t bear to think about it any longer.’

    She went onto dedicate her song Your Power, which was about older men who abuse their position, to everyone affected.

    The Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion that have been in place for nearly 50 years by deciding to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling and hand back power to individual states to decide whether or not to permit the procedure.

    Devastating: The singer told the crowd she 'couldn't bear to think about' the ruling which ended the constitutional right to abortion in the US, meaning individual states could decide whether abortion can be made illegal

    Devastating: The singer told the crowd she ‘couldn’t bear to think about’ the ruling which ended the constitutional right to abortion in the US, meaning individual states could decide whether abortion can be made illegal

    Statement: Billie, who made history as the youngest ever star to headline Glastonbury on its iconic Pyramid Stage, delivered a stellar medley of hits in an edgy look that consisted of a graphic oversized T-shirt and matching shorts

    Statement: Billie, who made history as the youngest ever star to headline Glastonbury on its iconic Pyramid Stage, delivered a stellar medley of hits in an edgy look that consisted of a graphic oversized T-shirt and matching shorts 

    Stellar: She graced the stage with a collection of her biggest hits, for thousands of fans who returned to the festival for the first time in three years

    Stellar: She graced the stage with a collection of her biggest hits, for thousands of fans who returned to the festival for the first time in three years

    The justices held that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that allowed abortions performed before a fetus would be viable outside the womb – between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy – was wrongly decided because the U.S. Constitution makes no specific mention of abortion rights.

    The ruling means that individual states now have the power to decide on whether to ban abortion. The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research group, has said that 26 states are ‘certain or likely’ to ban abortion now.

    The decision means that women with unwanted pregnancies in large swathes of America will now face the choice of traveling to another state where the procedure remains legal and available, buying abortion pills online or having a potentially dangerous illegal abortion. 

    Emotional: Billie  went onto dedicate her song Your Power, which was about older men who abuse their position, to everyone affected by the Supreme Court's ruling

    Emotional: Billie  went onto dedicate her song Your Power, which was about older men who abuse their position, to everyone affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling

    Outraged: Phoebe Bridgers also openly shared her protest of the ruling while performing at the festival, as she took to the John Peel stage

    Outraged: Phoebe Bridgers also openly shared her protest of the ruling while performing at the festival, as she took to the John Peel stage

    In an address at the White House, President Joe Biden said it was ‘a sad day for the court and the country’ and called the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade – and making terminations illegal for millions of American women – ‘wrong, extreme and out of touch’.

    Accusing the court of ‘expressly taking away a constitution right that is so fundamental to so many Americans’, Biden vowed the fight over abortion rights ‘is not over’ and said his administration will do everything in its power to combat efforts to restrict women from travelling to other states to obtain abortions.

    Phoebe Bridgers also openly shared her protest of the ruling while performing at the festival, as she took to the John Peel stage.

    Looking good: Griff flashed her midriff in a quirky cream crop top and frilled maxi skirt as she performed during day three of Glastonbury Festival in Somerset on Friday

    Performer: Elsewhere, Sam Fender, 28, kept things casual in a red-and-blue checked shirt, which he layered above a navy shirt and jeans during his gig on the Pyramid Stage

    Looking good: Elsewhere during the festival, Griff (left) flashed her midriff in a quirky cream crop top and frilled skirt, while Sam Fender (right) cut a casual figure during his show

    She proceeded to curse the ‘old’ Supreme Court justices ‘who try to tell us what to do with our bodies’ after admitting she’d had a ‘real [expletive] day’ upon learning of the ruling.’

    Billie was among several stars who took to the stage on the third day of Glastonbury, with Griff taking to the John Peel stage at the festival.

    The singer, 21, flashed her midriff in a quirky cream crop top featuring one sleeve which she teamed up with a frilled maxi skirt.

    Elsewhere, Sam Fender, 28, kept things casual in a red-and-blue checked shirt, which he layered above a navy shirt and jeans during his gig on the Pyramid Stage.

    Edgy: The singer, 21, showcased her unique sense of style in a cream crop top featuring one sleeve which she teamed up with a frilled maxi skirt

    Trendy: Sam accessorised with a collection of delicate gold chains

    Edgy: The singer, 21, showcased her unique sense of style in a cream crop top featuring one sleeve which she teamed up with a frilled maxi skirt

    Completing her look with a pair of black shoes and white socks, she soon threw a guitar over her shoulders by its strap as she performed for a crowd of thousands. 

    The BRIT Award winner certainly seemed to be enjoying herself while belting out her catchy hits for the impressed audience

    Meanwhile, TLC – consisting of bandmembers Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas – took to the West Holts stage.

    Entertaining: He wore his light brown locks in cropped hairdo

    Instrument: He whipped out a cream guitar before swapping it for a blue one

    Hooray! He made sure to entertain the masses

    Entertaining: He wore his light brown locks in cropped hairdo and whipped out a cream guitar before swapping it for a blue one 

    Talented: Griff soon threw a guitar over her shoulders by its strap as she performed for a crowd of thousands

    Talented: Griff soon threw a guitar over her shoulders by its strap as she performed for a crowd of thousands

    Having fun: The BRIT Award winner certainly seemed to be enjoying herself

    Wow! She belted out her catchy hits for the impressed audience

    Having fun: The BRIT Award winner certainly seemed to be enjoying herself while belting out her catchy hits for the impressed audience

    Classic: Griff completed her look with a pair of black shoes and white socks

    Classic: Griff completed her look with a pair of black shoes and white socks

    They wowed in futuristic metallic dresses as they belted out their greatest hits. 

    Neil Finn and Nick Seymour of Crowded House wore contrasting black and white suits for their gig while Neil wore his silver locks in a shaggy hairdo and Liam Finn sported a quirky green shirt.

    St Vincent commanded attention as she flashed her toned pins in a pair of pink hot pants and a matching athletic zip-up top. She later wrapped up in a green sports jacket from the Adidas x Gucci collection.

    Quirky: She wore her raven tresses in their signature ponytail

    Quirky: She wore her raven tresses in their signature ponytail

    Happy: The Hertfordshire-native threw her arms in the air while beaming from ear-to-ear

    Happy: The Hertfordshire-native threw her arms in the air while beaming from ear-to-ear

    What a pair! Meanwhile, TLC - consisting of bandmembers Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (left) and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas (right) - took to the West Holts stage

    What a pair! Meanwhile, TLC – consisting of bandmembers Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins (left) and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas (right) – took to the West Holts stage

    Out of this world: They wowed in futuristic metallic dresses as they belted out their greatest hits (Tionne is pictured)

    Out of this world: They wowed in futuristic metallic dresses as they belted out their greatest hits (Tionne is pictured)

    Hot stuff: Rozonda flashed her toned abs in the asymmetrical number

    Dancing: She busted her best moves during her set

    Hot stuff: Rozonda flashed her toned abs in the asymmetrical number while busting her best dance moves

    Stunning: Tionne looked incredible as she sang into the microphone

    Stunning: Tionne looked incredible as she sang into the microphone

    It's back! Also seen returning to Glastonbury was the iconic fire-breathing spider stage known as Arcadia

    It’s back! Also seen returning to Glastonbury was the iconic fire-breathing spider stage known as Arcadia

    Jaw-dropping: It left many fans in awe with a stellar light show

    Jaw-dropping: It left many fans in awe with a stellar light show 

    Elsewhere, Pete Doherty returned to Glastonbury to perform with The Libertines, as the rocker was spotted signing a fan’s arm on arrival to Worthy Farm in Pilton before taking to the stage on Friday.

    Renowned for his drug-fuelled youth and rocker antics, the 43-year-old guitarist and vocalist returned to the music festival this year after adopting a clean-living lifestyle and moving to France.

    A far cry from his bad-boy naughties image, Pete is set to take the stage with bandmates Carl Barât, John Hassall, and Gary Powell.

    Striking: Sigrid looked chic in a strappy white top with silvery embellishments as she performed in a pair of black jeans

    Whip my hair: She flicked he chocolate tresses about on stage

    Striking: Sigrid looked chic in a strappy white top with silvery embellishments as she performed in a pair of black jeans

    Open up wide: The Norwegian musician belted out her tracks and wowed the festival-goers

    Open up wide: The Norwegian musician belted out her tracks and wowed the festival-goers

    What a pair! Neil Finn (left) and Nick Seymour (right) of Crowded House wore contrasting black and white suits for their gig

    What a pair! Neil Finn (left) and Nick Seymour (right) of Crowded House wore contrasting black and white suits for their gig

    Having fun! Neil threw his hands up in the air and wore his silver locks in a shaggy hairdo

    Having fun! Neil threw his hands up in the air and wore his silver locks in a shaggy hairdo

    Commanding attention: Liam Finn sported a quirky green shirt as he performed as part of the rock band

    Commanding attention: Liam Finn sported a quirky green shirt as he performed as part of the rock band

    Unmissable: St Vincent flashed her toned pins in a pair of pink hot pants and a matching athletic zip-up top

    Woah! The singer ensured to commanded attention during her show

    Unmissable: St Vincent commanded attention as she flashed her toned pins in a pair of pink hot pants and a matching athletic zip-up top  

    Chilly? She later wrapped up in a green sports jacket from the Adidas x Gucci collection

    Chilly? She later wrapped up in a green sports jacket from the Adidas x Gucci collection

    Despite disbanding in 2004, the band reunited in 2020 for a series of shows – and are set to perform together again as the music festival returns for the first time in three years.

    Pete was spotted in a navy vest and pair of shorts, as he leaned in to sign the tatted fan’s arm while on the campsite.

    And as he prepares to take the stage again with the Libertines, the musician will debut his new image to the crowd of 200,000 people.

    Ensemble: Eurovision 2022 winners Kalush - made up of Oleh Psiuk, Ihor Didenchuk, Vlad Kurochka (KylymMen), Tymofii Muzychuk, Vitalii Duzhyk and Sasha Tab - also put on a showstopping performance

    Ensemble: Eurovision 2022 winners Kalush – made up of Oleh Psiuk, Ihor Didenchuk, Vlad Kurochka (KylymMen), Tymofii Muzychuk, Vitalii Duzhyk and Sasha Tab – also put on a showstopping performance

    Low-key: They kept things casual in black sportswear as they hit the stage in front of the crowd

    Low-key: They kept things casual in black sportswear as they hit the stage in front of the crowd

    Duo: One member opted for a contrasting grey number, while another accessorised with a pink hat

    Duo: One member opted for a contrasting grey number, while another accessorised with a pink hat

    Taking to the Other Stage, often dubbed the NME stage, the Libertines are the first to kick of Glastonbury’s Friday performances – followed on by Kae Tempest.

    Kicking off on Wednesday, Glastonbury has already welcomed a string of talent, as Thursday saw former Spice Girl Mel C take the stage in an energetic DJ set.

    Fatboy Slim also made his mark in a pink onesie as he hit the decks at the Stonebridge Bar area of the festival, before his son Woody Cook played a set too.

    The festival is set to run until Sunday 26 June, with stars such as Sam Fender, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Noel Gallagher all set to take the stage. 

    Comeback: Pete Doherty returned to Glastonbury to perform with The Libertines, as the rocker took to the stage on Friday

    Energetic: While former Spice Girl Mel C take the stage in an energetic DJ set on the William's Green stage

    Comeback: Pete Doherty returned to Glastonbury to perform with The Libertines, as the rocker took to the stage on Friday. Mel C held an energetic DJ set on the William’s Green stage

    Back at it: Fatboy Slim also made his mark in a pink onesie as he hit the decks at the Stonebridge Bar area of the festival

    Back at it: Fatboy Slim also made his mark in a pink onesie as he hit the decks at the Stonebridge Bar area of the festival

    Like father like son: Woody Cook, who is Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball's son, also took his own turn to play a set

     Like father like son: Woody Cook, who is Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball’s son, also took his own turn to play a set

    Star: Bob Marley's son Ziggy took to the stage on Friday to perform to the large crowd

    Star: Bob Marley’s son Ziggy took to the stage on Friday to perform to the large crowd 

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