Tiffany Haddish Reacts to the Reversal of Roe v. Wade, and Speaks on Adoption Plans
Celebrities have been responding to the devastating ruling by the Supreme Court which reversed federal protection of abortion formerly enshrined by Roe v. Wade.
The reversal of 50 years of precedent will change the landscape of reproductive rights in America by allowing states to legislate abortion. Nearly half the states in the nation are expected to enact near-total bans in the coming months.
Actress/Comedian Tiffany Haddish shared her thoughts with People on Friday prior to hosting the Hollywood Unlocked second annual Social Impact Awards. “I think it's about locking up people of color. I think it's a way to put more people in jail, and I also think it's a way to control women's bodies," 42-year-old Haddish said of the new law. "That's why I'm going to run for Congress. I'm going to write a bill to make it illegal for men to masturbate. How about that?"
She called the news of the reversal “upsetting” and added that it will create “more suffering.”
“If you're going to make it illegal for me to make choices with my body, then it should be illegal for you to masturbate because you killing people when you do that," she shares.
"Every time you jack off, that's, what? A billion people dead. No chance to live. I'm just saying," the actress continued. "You touch yourself; you a murderer."
Additionally, she recently added that she has been trying to adopt a child saying, “it's very difficult."
“As a black woman, trying to adopt a white baby, it's hard out here. They won't let you. They let white people adopt black babies, Asian babies, Mexican babies, but they don't let black people do that. Why is that? Come on, people," Haddish told People.
“But it's actually a joke, but that is a real topic we should be discussing out here on the streets, why you can't like interracially adopt when you're... That's a whole other situation," she explains. "Anyways, once I finish these two, I got two more movies to do and then I'll adopt."
"Because I want to be present," she adds. "If I'm going to be a parent, I want to be a present parent."