Actor Samuel L. Jackson has been accused of the Roe v. Wade fired a race-based shot at US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas – and rocker Billie Joe Armstrong says he’s renouncing his US citizenship.
Jackson dubbed the conservative judiciary – which issued a unanimous statement overturning the landmark abortion decision – “Uncle Clarence” in reference to the compliant slave in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” the classic novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
“How does Uncle Clarence feel about the fall of Loving v. Virginia?” The actor tweeted.
The landmark 1967 Loving ruling declared that state bans on interracial marriage were unconstitutional. Thomas, the court’s only black judge, is married to a white woman.
Meanwhile, Armstrong, the California-born frontman for award-winning rockers Green Day, told a London crowd on Saturday: “Fk America!” The Daily Mail reported.
“I’m renouncing my citizenship,” he shouted at the crowd. “I’m fucking here!
“There are just too many fucking fools in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country,” he said. “Oh, I’m not kidding, you’re going to be getting a lot from me in the coming days.”
The tirade came just weeks after Green Day performed in front of a “Fk Ted Cruz” sign, a shot at conservative US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
Other celebs, including Grammy winner Billie Eilish, spoke about the SCOTUS ruling at the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend.
“Today is a really dark day for women in the United States,” she said. “I’m only saying that because I can’t bear to think about it any longer right now.”
She then dedicated her song “Your Power” to the cause.
Other brave names, including singers Phoebe Bridgers and Olivia Rodrigo, shared similar sentiments.
“So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this,” said Rodrigo, 19. “I’m devastated and scared.”
Last week’s SCOTUS ruling overturning the 49-year-old decision protecting abortion rights has sparked widespread protests across the country.
The inverse of Roe v. Wade leaves the decision of whether to allow abortions to the states, but removes the federal protections that now allow some lawmakers to ban them.
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