Roe v. Wade and gun violence are high on the BET-CNN awards ceremony

Henson first thanked lead singer Lizzo for promising a million dollars for Planned Parenthood before using the singer’s song called “About Damn Time” to highlight.

“It was a damn time to step into our power,” Henson said. “It was a damn time to talk about the fact that guns have more rights than women. It’s a sad day in America.”

“A weapon that can take lives has more power than a woman who can give a life if she wants to,” Henson added.

That feeling has been in the minds of many women in the entertainment industry around the world. At the Glastonbury Music Festival in England over the weekend, Olivia RodrigoBillie Eilish and several other artists on Friday condemned a Supreme Court ruling that annulled a woman’s constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy after nearly half a century.

At the BET Awards, singer and actress Janelle Monáe presented the first prize of the evening, the best female / R&B artist, and praised black artists, especially women.

“We possess our truth and express ourselves freely and without apology in a world that tries to control and control our bodies, my body and our decisions,” she said. “My decision. Fuck you, Supreme Court.”

Jazmine Sullivan won the award and addressed the men of the world during her acceptance speech.

“It is a difficult time for us [women] and I want to talk to men directly, “Sullivan said.” We all need you. We need you to stand up for us, stand up with us. If you’ve ever benefited from a woman making one of the hardest decisions of her life, and that is terminating a pregnancy, you have to be with us. “

“This isn’t just a women’s issue,” she said. “This is everyone’s problem. And we need you more than ever.”

A slide with the caption “Roe v Wade” is also included in the segment of the show “In Memoriam”.

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