'F*** you, Supreme Court!': Celebrities call out Roe v. Wade overturn during BET Awards

During Sunday night's 2022 BET Awards, many celebrities chose to use their time on stage to speak out against the Supreme Court's recent decisions, Roe v. Wade and also expanding gun rights, starting with the night's host Taraji P. Henson, who thanked Lizzo "for pledging a million dollars to Planned Parenthood" and also stated, "It's about damn time to talk about guns having more rights than a woman. It's a sad day in America." Henson added, "A gun that can take life is more powerful than a woman who can give life if she chooses."
Singer Janelle Monáe had a very bold message for SCOTUS when she said: "These artists make art on our own terms, stand by our truth and express ourselves freely and without apology in a world that tries to control and control our bodies monitor my body and our decisions. My decisions. F*** you, Supreme Court."
"I know we're celebrating like we should," continued Monáe. "We absolutely deserve to celebrate, especially now we must celebrate our art by protecting our rights and our truths. I love these black women and how they walked in their truth and gave us incredible music that spoke to our souls.
Rapper Latto got emotional while accepting her award for Best New Artist, sharing that her winning moment is "giving professionals the choice. There's never a man watching over my body!” Meanwhile, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Jazmine Sullivan used her acceptance speech to speak directly to viewers.
"As always, I do this for the women," Sullivan said. “Especially for my sisters. It's a tough time for us right now. I want to speak directly to the men. We need you all. We need you all to stand up. stand up for us If you've ever benefited from a woman who made one of the most difficult decisions of her life—terminating an abortion—you must support us. This is not just a women's issue. This is everyone's problem. We need your support more than ever, okay guys? you got us all Because we have you all.”
The 2022 BET Awards took place on Sunday June 26th at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. For a full list of winners click here.

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