Travis Scott has become the latest artist to speak out in support of the pro-choice movement, donating merch profits from his recent festival show to America’s Planned Parenthood organisation.
If you’ve not been following the news over the last week, then you may have missed that representatives for the US states of Alabama and Georgia have introduced new anti-abortion bills, effectively banning abortions at every stage of pregnancy and criminalising the procedure for doctors.
Needless to say, this has enraged commentators from all over the world, who have all come together to discuss how much of an affront this is to both the rights of women, and the pro-choice movement.
Now, US musician Travis Scott has become the latest person to take a stand against the new laws.
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As Pitchfork reports, Travis Scott served as the headline act at Alabama’s Hangout Fest on Friday night, delivering a set full of fan favourites and chart hits.
However, as his set continued, Scott took the time to explain to the crowd that he would be donating all profits from his merchandise table to Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organisation that provides reproductive health care in the United States.
“We feel for those out in Alabama,” he explained, not mentioning Alabama’s recent law by name. “I love y’all and I just want everyone to know that love is the strongest thing we can have.”
Travis Scott’s actions occurred just prior to an interview with Billie Eilish, who said she was so shocked by the recent laws that she has, “no words for the bitches in the fucking White House.”
“It’s so unbelievable. It makes me, like, red,” Eilish explained to Variety. “It makes my ears fucking steam out of my head. Women should say, should do, and feel and be exactly what they want. There should be nobody else telling them how to live their life, how to do shit.”
“It just makes me so mad that if I start talking about it, I won’t stop,” she added. “Men should not make women’s choices — that’s all I have to say.”