Full House alum Jodie Sweetin says she won’t stop marching. As TV Shows Ace previously reported, she was slammed into the concrete ground by an LAPD officer during a pro-choice protest. The incident took place on Sunday, June 26, when most of the protests were taking place nationwide in light of the Roe Vs. Wade verdict.
Last week, the Supreme Court overturned the 1976 constitutional right to abortion. This means that states can ban access to abortion services. Many celebrities have spoken out against the Supreme Court ruling. Sweetin took it to the streets by taking part in a protest.
Jodie Sweetin speaks out about the viral video
The Fuller House star received an outpouring of support after a video of her being shoved to the ground by an LAPD officer went viral. The 40-year-old actress took to her Instagram Stories to thank fans and assure them that she was okay. She encouraged them to keep fighting the good fight.
Jodie Sweetin also spoke out to People about that incident. She admitted that she was “so uncomfortable” after the video went viral on social media. Sweetin wants to use that moment and shift the attention to police brutality when it comes to other races. However, Sweetin does hope this incident will open people’s eyes as to what’s going on.
“If people think that looked bad, they have no idea what others are facing out there during protests,” Jodie Sweetin said in an exclusive interview with People. “I happen to be a TV celebrity who is not a person of color so it got a lot of attention. I am so uncomfortable with that but if it will keep attention on this issue, I’m okay with that.”
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The former child star ended up with “a big bruise” and swelling on her hip. No matter what happened, Sweetin will continue to protest. She also wants her fans to do the same.
“I got right back up, picked up my megaphone, and kept marching for another 4-5 hours,” Jodie Sweetin admitted. “I will keep marching, I will keep at it. It’s going to take more than this to make me stop. I will keep going back out there.”
Fuller House alum encourages fans to “make some noise”
Jodie Sweetin feels that protests are important no matter what happens. She said they “have to be disruptive, they have to be loud, they have to make some noise in order to raise awareness.” The Dancing with the Stars alum shared that even though she lives in California, the Supreme Court’s decision still affected her. She thought of her daughters and women in states where abortions have been banned.
“This is not just about what we have here in California, this is about the fact that in 23 states, women have their rights taken away — there are lives at stake,” Jodie Sweetin explained. “And we have to be aware of issues that aren’t necessarily affecting us directly.”
The LAPD also spoke out about the incident. They told People that the “force used will be evaluated against the LAPD’s policy and procedure.” Protests across the country continue following the Supreme Court’s decision. Check back with TV Shows Ace for more news on Jodie Sweetin.
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