Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry ‘cancel’ Fourth of July ‘due to a shortage of independence’


Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry lead the celebrities ‘canceling’ Fourth of July ‘due to a shortage of independence’ after Roe v. Wade was overturned

Katy Perry, Jessica Chastain and Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are among those not so eager to celebrate their country’s independence this year now that the right to choose was stripped away for millions of women.

Many stars have taken to social media to effectively ‘cancel’ Fourth of July ‘due to a shortage of independence’ in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Since SCOTUS reversed the ruling guaranteeing the right to an abortion, many celebrities have slammed the ruling, speaking out on social media about the topic.

Canceled: Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry are among those celebrities 'canceling' Independence Day this year 'due to a shortage of independence' after Roe v. Wade was overturned

Canceled: Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry are among those celebrities 'canceling' Independence Day this year 'due to a shortage of independence' after Roe v. Wade was overturned

Canceled: Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry are among those celebrities ‘canceling’ Independence Day this year ‘due to a shortage of independence’ after Roe v. Wade was overturned

Perry, whose song Firework is an unofficial anthem of Independence Day, made her critique of women’s rights in America using a new viral meme.

‘Baby you’re a firework’ is a 10 but women in the US have fewer rights than an actual sparkler smh,’ Perry penned on social media.

Both Kim and Kourtney shared the same meme on their Instagram Stories, which read: ‘4th of July has been cancelled due to a shortage of independence. Sincerely, Women.’

Jessica Chastain, meanwhile, let her fingers do the talking in her Instagram selfie flipping off the camera with two hands.

Furious: Since SCOTUS reversed the ruling guaranteeing the right to an abortion, many celebrities have slammed the ruling, speaking out on social media about the topic

Furious: Since SCOTUS reversed the ruling guaranteeing the right to an abortion, many celebrities have slammed the ruling, speaking out on social media about the topic

‘Happy “Independence” Day from me and my reproductive rights,’ she captioned the image. 

The A-listers were alluding to the U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade last month, which Kourtney previously slammed for allowing guns to have ‘more rights than women.’ 

The Supreme Court overruled the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in June by upholding Mississippi’s restrictive 15-week abortion ban.

‘The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,’ the decision said.

Over it: Jessica Chastain, meanwhile, let her fingers do the talking in her Instagram selfie flipping off the camera with two hands

Over it: Jessica Chastain, meanwhile, let her fingers do the talking in her Instagram selfie flipping off the camera with two hands

Sister solidarity: Both Kim and Kourtney shared the same meme on their Instagram Stories, which read: '4th of July has been cancelled due to a shortage of independence. Sincerely, Women'

Sister solidarity: Both Kim and Kourtney shared the same meme on their Instagram Stories, which read: ‘4th of July has been cancelled due to a shortage of independence. Sincerely, Women’

Dozens of celebrities spoke out to share their horror over the decision, including Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Busy Philipps, Bette Midler, Hailey Bieber, and Sophie Turner – with many of them choosing to share Michelle Obama’s statement as well as their own thoughts on the issue.

58-year-old Obama was one of the first high-profile people to react to the decision.

The former First Lady described herself as ‘heartbroken’ while blasting the Supreme Court for ridding women of their ‘fundamental right to make informed decisions about their own bodies’.

‘I am heartbroken that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of a time before Roe was made law of the land – a time when women risked losing their lives getting illegal abortions,’ she wrote.

Refusing to stay silent: Dozens of celebrities spoke out to share their horror over the decision, including Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Busy Philipps, Bette Midler, Hailey Bieber, and Sophie Turner - with many of them choosing to share Michelle Obama's statement as well as their own thoughts on the issue

Refusing to stay silent: Dozens of celebrities spoke out to share their horror over the decision, including Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Busy Philipps, Bette Midler, Hailey Bieber, and Sophie Turner – with many of them choosing to share Michelle Obama’s statement as well as their own thoughts on the issue

‘A time when the government denied women control over their reproductive functions, forced them to move forward with pregnancies they didn’t want, and then abandoned them once their babies were born.

Amy Schumer, 41, accused the Supreme Court of determining women’s rights by following the ‘intentions of a bunch of slave-owning rapists who’ve been dead for hundreds of years’.

She then appeared to take aim at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who in 2018 and 2019 was accused of sexual assault by several women, writing on her Instagram Stories: ‘And women’s bodily autonomy should not be determined by men who’ve been accused of sexual assault.’

Both Obama and Schumer then urged pro-choice supporters to take action by fighting back against the decision, with former President Barack Obama’s wife urging her followers to ‘channel their frustration and anger into action’ by supporting organizations like Planned Parenthood and The United State of Women.

Taylor Swift, 32, said the move has left her ‘terrified’ about the state of the country, while Hailey Bieber, 25, described the landmark decision as ‘really really scary’.

Speaking out: Jeffrey Dean Morgan proved a powerful ally to women's rights with a damning post in June

Speaking out: Jeffrey Dean Morgan proved a powerful ally to women’s rights with a damning post in June

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