As we approach the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States this Friday, numerous high profile celebrities and creatives are continuing to take a stand against his approaching presidency. Most recently, Fiona Apple has shared ‘Tiny Hands,’ a vicious chant against him, which she penned for this weekend’s Women’s March. Women’s Marches will be taking place around the world this Saturday (21st January), with one on Independence Avenue, Washington, and another in Grosvenor Square, London.
Put together with composer Michael Whalen, the minute-long track features a piano loop, marching drums, and a strong chant of “We don’t want your tiny hands, anywhere near our underpants,” referencing the allegations of sexual assault against Trump and the leaked tape that heard him urging someone to “Grab them by the pussy.” The singer-songwriter has been outspoken with her disgust at Trump, even releasing an alternative festive song ‘Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire’ last month.
Apple joins other notable creatives who have been speaking up against the President elect and about the range of issues that his politics further endanger. CocoRosie have also released a protest song, teaming up with Anohni for ‘Smoke ‘Em Out.’ The artists said that the song “Welcomes the new character who will be occupying the White House with a mob of women and children armed with forks and knives. In the wake of this unnatural disaster, we feel a call to rise, shout, and burn the house down.”
Last week, Rapper T.I penned an open letter on Rolling Stone to Trump in which he highlighted the poor conditions many black communities face in America, and called for equality, “All we’ve ever wanted was equality and empathy as the historically disenfranchised citizens that we are, in a nation that we’ve contributed to just as much as anyone else who calls America their home.”
Yesterday saw the unveiling of an animated film produced by Lena Dunham for Planned Parenthood, ‘100 Years of Planned Parenthood,’ which was narrated by stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Hari Nef, Meryl Streep, America Ferrera, Constance Wu, and Mindy Kaling. The short film celebrates Planned Parenthood’s history and “incredible women who sacrificed everything to bring us safe and affordable reproductive healthcare.”