Several famous faces have expressed resentment at celebrations in the wake of recent controversies in the country
There has been significant backlash to the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the country’s constitutional right to abortion by overturning the historic Roe v Wade judgement.
Kardashian reshared a post to her Instagram story which read: “4th of July has been cancelled due to a shortage of Independence. Sincerely, Women” and added a pointed-hand emoji to emphasise the statement.
Perry, who released the hit pop song “Firework” in 2010, wrote on Twitter: “‘Baby you’re a firework’ is a 10 but women in the US have fewer rights than an actual sparkler smh.”
However, some fans have called Perry out over a tweet expressing support for billionaire Rick Caruso, running for Los Angeles mayor. Reproductive health not-for-profit Planned Parenthood noted it was “deeply disturbing” to see Caruso’s “long-standing support of anti-choice individuals and organizations” in a letter to the mayor hopeful (obtained by TMZ) this May.
Oscar-winning actor Jessica Chastain also tweeted sarcastically, posting a picture of herself with her middle fingers up.
“Happy ‘Independence’ Day from me and my reproductive rights,” she wrote.
Sharing a sinister black and white video featuring a woman being dragged by armed guards, Madonna called for “a revolution”.
“This is what life looks like if you’re a woman in America,” she wrote, adding, “It’s not Independence Day for us. Let’s start a revolution!”
“Not sure if there’s anything worth celebrating this year though.”
A host of celebrities have condemned the reversal of the landmark 1973 ruling including Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen.