Billy Porter made a statement in a glamorous gown-suit at Sunday night’s Tony Awards.
Porter donned a custom-made ensemble made from the curtain from “Kinky Boots”. It was designed and created by Celestino Couture in the shape of a uterus to share an important message about women’s rights.
The pink, red and white get-up was also embellished with over 30,000 Swarovski crystals.
Porter told The Hollywood Reporter of his gown and making a statement at the event: “At the fitting, we spoke about making a pattern on the train that was in the shape of a uterus, but not obvious, of course.
“And I thought it was awesome because women’s rights are under attack right now. I’m an advocate for all who are disenfranchised. None of us are free until we’re all free!
“I really want to make sure that I’m showing up for all of the disenfranchised people I can so that we can find power in our unity. This government is trying to take away the woman’s right to choose and that’s unacceptable. No!”
Porter’s comments come after several states in the U.S. passed bills outlawing abortions after cardiac motion in a foetus is detected.
Alabama’s law was even stricter, almost banning abortions altogether, making no exceptions for rape and incest.
Porter also got people talking Sunday after he belted out an epic version of “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from the musical “Gypsy” during the commercial break at the Tonys.