Jessica Chastain used Independence Day to post a reaction to the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which effectively outlawed abortion in several states.
This actress won an Oscar earlier in the year. “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,”On July 4, she tweeted a picture of herself flipping the bird with both hands and the message, “Happy ‘Independence’ Day from me and my reproductive rights.”
“Men in Black” star Vincent D’Onofrio Answered, “I can take Jessica’s back on this.”
Some of Chastain’s followers responded to her post by sharing photos of themselves with their own raised middle fingers, or with memes like: “I’m with her. Her body, her choice, her rights,” “Due to a shortage of actual independence, July 4th has been moved to November 8th this year.”
Other reactions were mixed.
“Is all that negativity necessary?”One user Answered.
Another Tweet, “I wish people would not use today to denounce the America we (unfortunately) have at the moment, and instead declare their commitment to the America of our ideals and a future without the imposition of an unelected tribunal.”
Chastain tweeted on June 30 that losing federally-supported reproductive right is changing her approach to her career.
“This idea of reminding us what it is like when one group loses their rights – it’s a trickle-down effect. It affects everyone, and so I think the stories I start looking at will have to deal with that. In some sense, we’ve taken for granted this idea, of being able to live a life free of violence and someone else making decisions about your welfare, your safety,”She shared her thoughts at the time.