Bruce Springsteen Supports Women’s March During Australian Concert: ‘We Are the New American Resistance’
He may have been thousands of miles from his home state of New Jersey, but that didn’t stop outspoken advocate Bruce Springsteen from paying tribute to the Women’s Marches that took place in the States on Saturday.
The 67-year-old singer-songwriter, who has long made songs documenting the struggles of poor and middle class Americans, took time out of his concert in Perth, Australia, on Sunday to share an inspirational message with the crowd, standing in solidarity with protestors around the world.
“We’re a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched yesterday in every city in America — and in Melbourne!” he said on stage, shared in a video posted to his Twitter account. “Who rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance and inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, health care and immigrant rights.”
“We stand with you,” he added. “We are the new American resistance.”
Springsteen, who is currently on tour with the E Street band, was far from the only celeb preaching for equality following President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.
Celebrities turned out in droves to protest the new president, as well as bring light to many of the causes Springsteen outlined on stage. Madonna, America Ferrera, Scarlett Johansson, Gloria Steinem, Ashley Judd and Jessica Williams were among those who gave stirring speeches in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York and Park City, Utah, while Alicia Keys performed her anthem “Girls on Fire” in the nation’s capital.
But it was Natalie Portman’s stunning message that stood closest in line to Springsteen’s declaration of a new day in the struggle for equality.
“Thank you all for being here and for showing our power to the world, and thank you to the wonderful men, who show us that women also have many champions and compadres. Now, from the bottom of both hearts beating inside my miraculous female body, I want to thank our new president. You just started the revolution,” she concluded her speech, powerfully raising her microphone in the air.
Hear more of Portman’s rallying cry in the video below.