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Billie Eilish SLACKED for ‘dwindling’ Depp Heard trial in lyrics to new song ‘TV’

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“The internet has gone wild watching movie stars in court as they take down Roe vs. Wade,” Eilish sang at Manchester’s AO Arena

Billie Eilish has referenced the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial in her latest unreleased song. The 20-year-old, who is currently touring the UK for her second album, debuted new song ‘TV’ during a performance at the AO Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 7th June.

The lyrics of the yet-to-be-released track refer to the controversial lawsuit between Depp and Heard, which ended last week, and the Roe v Wade judgment. “The internet has gone wild to see movie stars in court while watching Roe v. Wade fall,” she sang with emotion while sitting on a stool next to her brother, singer Finneas, who played guitar.

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The pop star told the crowd: “We haven’t played a new song live since 2017 or 2018 before it was released. This is one we just wrote and we just wanted to play for you.” The high-profile defamation case between Depp and Heard dragged on for weeks, with the verdict announced on June 1 falling in Depp’s favour. In the meantime, Roe v. Wade received a landmark Supreme Court decision ruling that the US Constitution protects a pregnant woman’s freedom to choose an abortion without government restrictions.

On May 2, 2022, Politico received a leaked first draft opinion from Justice Samuel Alito showing that the Supreme Court stands ready to overturn Roe and Casey in a pending final decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, expected to be issued by June will be 2022. Eilish’s note was intended to question the lack of attention given to Roe v Wade because everyone on the internet has been so involved in the Depp Heard trial.

Eilish’s lyrics drew some criticism on Twitter. One user wrote: “Roe vs. Wade = women’s right to choose what happens to their bodies. Great! Depp vs. Heard = men’s right to justice after being falsely accused of domestic violence. Great! BOTH are important for equality. Both must be fought. Neither should be dismissed or belittled.” Another asked, “I mean, they’re movie stars but someone was abused, are they less people because they’re well known?”

A third wrote: “Good bc amber whines about women’s rights being reset and Roe v Wade is ACTUALLY what can reset women’s rights.” Someone asked, “What’s a Billie Eilish anyway? Does it come from old Latin for ‘untalented’?” Another added, “So if we prefer Roe vs Wade should we ignore Johnny Depp? How about Billie Eilish?”

“Oh well I was worried she wouldn’t comment. Now that she has I can completely ignore her again,” said one user, while another added, “Ignore Billy Eilish. She was received just like any other young pop star. Her words are not her own, she has no real beliefs or opinions. She is basically the alto Greta Thornberg. She doesn’t know what she’s saying, just parroting what she’s being told. She is a farmer. A third asked, “Does it say ‘You have attention now, I want some too’?”

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