The Supreme Court of the United States’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has evoked sharp criticism from all around the world. People have come out all guns blazing to show their opposition to the judgment, and various celebrities have joined the fray as well. Celebrities have been vehement in their criticism of the measure. And the latest celebrity to oppose the same is Jessica Chastain.
Jessica Chastain “celebrates” Independence Day; Vincent D’Onofrio agrees with her
Jessica Chastain took to Twitter to celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July. And in the post, she shared a photo of herself flicking off the camera. And it was captioned, “Happy ‘Independence’ Day from me and my reproductive rights.”
Happy “Independence” Day from me and my reproductive rights. pic.twitter.com/GoIuu4JhAq
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) July 4, 2022
This was in opposition to the decision of the US supreme court to ban abortion.
Jessica Chastain was backed by Vincent D’Onofrio, who tweeted, “I can take Jessica’s back on this.”
The Daredevil actor was in agreement with the X-Men: Dark Phoenix actress about the decision being a regressive judgment, one that will have far-reaching implications.
Not the first time Jessica Chastain has advocated abortion rights
The actress has also shared how she feels about the decision in another recent Twitter post. In that tweet, she shared a video of her speech which advocated the need for planned parenthood. The tweet said, “Planned Parenthood is an incredible organization that provides women with the opportunity — the equal opportunity of that of her male counterparts of having jurisdiction over her life, her body, and her health. And the knowledge to make necessary personal choices.”
The importance of personal autonomy, self-ownership, and self-determination of human beings over their own bodies was gutted yesterday. @PPFA has been one of our biggest allies as we continue this fight. pic.twitter.com/fLnlUgiqRZ
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) June 25, 2022
In another interview held after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, she also said,
“I think we need to remind each other what history used to look like for women because it does feel like that has been forgotten. In some sense, we’ve taken for granted this idea, [of] being able to live a life free of violence and someone else making decisions about your welfare, your safety… This idea of reminding us what it is like when one group loses their rights – it’s a trickle-down effect. It affects everyone, and so I think the stories I start looking at will have to deal with that.”
Celebrities who have also opposed the Supreme Court’s Decision
Other celebrities who opposed the move include a host of other celebrities. Pink asked those fans who supported the Court’s stand to never listen to her music again. Taking the opposition to extreme levels, Billie Joe Armstrong has announced that he will be renouncing his US Citizenship in retaliation. And Maya Hawke yelled ‘F**k the Supreme Court’ on The Tonight Show. Various other celebrities have opposed the move as well, including Natalie Portman and Halsey. All of them have made use of their platforms to show where they stand in reference to this case, making it clear that there’s only one way forward – revising the decision.