Friday, May 17, 2019
‘Alabama lawmakers are ‘idiots making decisions for women’- Rihanna
Rihanna posted a photo collage of the 25 male Alabama senators who voted to pass the bill into law, writing: “Take a look. These are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America.” She also took time to cite the State’s female governor, signed the law yesterday, with a simple, “Governor Kay Ivey…SHAME ON YOU!!!!” Governor Ivey tweeted about the law after signing it, calling it “a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious & that every life is a sacred gift from God.”
Of course, Rihanna and many women’s rights advocacy groups disagree. Among the examples they have used as a counterpoint, they have cited victims of rape being forced to carry attackers’ offspring to term and young girls with no means to take care of an unwanted pregnancy potentially taking desperate measures.
This isn’t the first time Rihanna has ventured into political commentary.