Rapper Travis Scott made a move in support of pro-choice activism in Alabama this week, pledging to donate the merchandise profits from a festival performance to Planned Parenthood organizations in Alabama.
Scott, 28, made the announcement at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, according to People. Scott’s donation comes just a week after the Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, signed into law the most restrictive abortion ban in the country, outlawing all abortions, even those for survivors of rape and incest.
Kylie Jenner, Scott’s girlfriend, also posted a picture of the announcement on her Instagram Story, which read, “Travis Scott is donating all his merch profits from Hangout Fest 2019 to Planned Parenthood organizations in support of women in Alabama,” accompanied by three heart emoji. Scott also posted a picture on his own Instagram.
Scott and Jenner are just two of a number of celebrities who have made similar protests against similarly restrictive abortion bills signed into states including Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri. Though the laws do not go into immediate action, with some beginning as early as Jan. 2020, a number of figures have spoken out against them on social media and made donations to organizations such as Planned Parenthood.
Talk show host Busy Phillips, for example, created the hashtag #YouKnowMe in an effort to spread awareness of the number of women who obtain an abortion in their lifetime. Several celebrities to respond to the hashtag include Amber Tamblyn, Minka Kelly, and Jameela Jamil.