Following her endorsement of Rick Caruso for mayor of Los Angeles earlier this year, Katy Perry is receiving criticism for her Fourth of July tweet supporting abortion rights.
“Baby you’re a firework” is a 10 but women in the US have fewer rights than an actual sparkler smh,” Katy Perry said in a tweet.
“Baby you’re a firework” is a 10 but women in the US have fewer rights than an actual sparkler smh— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 4, 2022
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade more than a week ago, the singer was one of several celebrities who took part in social media demonstrations against Independence Day. Early on July 4th, the 37-year-old turned to Twitter to promote women’s rights and her internationally recognized holiday hymn.
As your mayor, I will vigorously protect a woman’s right to choose. Reproductive freedom is a basic human right and any threat to this freedom endangers all women, especially the most vulnerable in our society. #CarusoCan pic.twitter.com/i3pR7XNRTt— Rick J. Caruso (@RickCarusoLA) May 3, 2022
Suddenly @RickCarusoLA is pro-choice now that it's time to run for mayor as a "Democrat."— People’s City Council – Los Angeles (@PplsCityCouncil) May 3, 2022
Caruso has donated millions of dollars to anti-abortion groups and politicians. He's a fraud. https://t.co/p3uhHqMnGY pic.twitter.com/ATDjX1fh0l
“But you endorsed Rick Caruso who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican and anti-abortion candidates?” one person said in a tweet.
Reminder that celebrity girl bosses like Katy Perry & Gweneth Paltro who are now posting about reproductive rights endorsed Rick Caruso for mayor. Caruso has donated over a million dollars to pro-life causes and Republican candidates including Mitch McConnell. https://t.co/GmcGqZIWxn— Housing 4 All is Hot (@ahouse4all) July 4, 2022
“You supported an anti-abortion mayoral candidate in the last 30 days,” another one tweeted.
“Perhaps you should have done a little more research before supporting billionaire Rick Caruso, known anti-abortionist, for Mayor of LA,” another user expressed.
Perhaps you should have done a little more research before supporting billionaire Rick Caruso, known anti-abortionist, for Mayor of LA.— Donna Howard (@Donnachka206) July 4, 2022
But you endorsed Rick Caruso who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican and anti-abortion candidates???— CameronAM (@CameronAM4) July 4, 2022
So why did you endorse Rick Caruso for LA mayor when he advocates for stripping more rights away from women? He is a well known anti-choice conservative, and you told people to vote for him.— Michael Costanzo (@trumpeteer4601) July 4, 2022
Requests for responses from Katy Perry’s representatives were not promptly fulfilled.
Caruso issued a statement when the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The 63-year-old tweeted, “I am heartbroken and outraged by the decision of the Supreme Court. It’s wrong, plain and simple, and makes millions of women unsafe and unequal under the law. I want every woman in Los Angeles to know, I will do all I can to ensure women’s reproductive rights are protected. I stand with you and my heart breaks with you on this devastating day.”