Skillet frontman John Cooper is firing at pro-choice activism — and brought up Demi Lovato in the process.
“Guess who else cheers on baby murder — Americans…Eight hundred thousand babies are aborted a year. I looked it up… it’s over a quarter, over 25 per cent of babies each year are aborted in this country,” the Christian rocker said of abortion to PluggedIn. “It’s absolutely crazy. But all of our celebrities cheer it on…The point is that every day will give you new opportunities to explain to your kids, ‘Okay, you know the celebrities that your friends all really idolise? You’ve gotta understand what they’re actually saying — they’re cheering it on.’”
He then specifically mentioned Lovato’s “Swine,” which was released in 2023, on the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. “F— what I think, I don’t know a thing, the government knows my body / No, it’s okay, it’s better this way, I’m only a carbon copy / Even if I’m dying, they’ll still try to stop me,” Lovato belts on the track. For a period of one year, Lovato’s net profits from “Swine” will be donated to the Reproductive Justice Fund at the Demi Lovato Foundation, which will, in turn, be directed to three non-profit organizations: NARAL Pro-Choice America, Plan C and The National Network of Abortion Funds.
“In that one song, she encapsulates so much evil,” Cooper said. “In that song, she supplies us with the best pro-life argument we always give, which is that people are not killing their babies because they can’t afford it.”
He continued, “They’re killing their babies because they want to have sex with ‘whoever I want to, whenever I want to. I don’t wanna use birth control. I should be able to do whatever I want.’ It is pure narcissism, pure evil, and then she’s screaming at all the people who are saying that this is murder.”
Watch Cooper’s full interview with PluggedIn below.