Johnson became a pro-life activist after resigning from Planned Parenthood in 2009, where she’d worked for eight years. Villa said she got Johnson’s input on her hot pink dress, which was emblazoned with little subtlety, reading “F—k Planned Parenthood.”
“I believe in women’s healthcare clinics, but abortion is not healthcare and Planned Parenthood has been pushing that and indoctrinating girls with pink and girliness,” Villa told The Hollywood Reporter Monday of her Barbie-inspired ensemble.
“Unplanned” spawned backlash for its R-rating from the MPAA, which some blamed on an anti-conservative bias. Villa, however, believes the restricted rating was warranted.
“It does show an abortion, but it’s not necessarily, gratuitously graphic. Abby personally herself had two abortions. In one scene, she does it with a pill and she’s in the shower and blood is running down her legs and the pieces are coming out of her and she’s putting it in the toilet and crying,” Villa said. “Then she’s on the ground screaming and crying. So in that context, it’s brutal and it’s violent. I think that an R rating makes it more notorious. I think you should be at least 14 or 15 to see it.”
Singer Villa is well-known for her conservative statements in her style.
According to Billboard, after wearing her MAGA dress to the 2017 Grammys, she saw a spike of 15,000 sales of her “I Make the Static” EP, peaking at No. 12 for just one week before dropping off completely.
Prior to getting political, Villa tried to make headlines by showing skin at the Grammys in 2015 and 2016.