Music fans were appalled after some criticized Rage Against The Machine for being “political” after taking a stand against Roe v. Wade.
Last month, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, in a decision that will severely restrict or completely eliminate the right to abortion in some states.
On their first show in 11 years on Friday, July 9, Rage Against The Machine used their platform to take a tough stance on the decision with their message clearly stated.
During the Wisconsin broadcast, huge wording on a screen behind them read, “Forced birth in a country that is the only wealthy country in the world with no nationally guaranteed paid parental leave.
“Forced childbirth in a country where black birth attendants experience maternal mortality two to three times higher than that of white birth attendants.
“Forced birth in a country where armed violence is the leading cause of death among children and adolescents.
“Drop the Supreme Court.”
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Online, some took issue with the fact that the band were “woke” and brought politics into their performance, despite the band’s name and that they were hugely known for being “inherently political”.
Posting screenshots of some Facebook comments, one Twitter user wrote, “People finding out that Rage Against the Machine is an inherently political group made up of communists will always be my favorite genre.”
One of the comments on Facebook read, “I really thought they were better when they left the politics out.”
Another claimed: “Another group that woke up.”
Someone else wrote: “You should go back to entertainment and get out of politics.
A confused Twitter user asked: ‘I’m sorry but what ‘machine’ did they think we were raging against?
Another joked: “‘Fuck you, I’ll do what they tell me!'”
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