Nicole Scherzinger to Ruin ‘Dirty Dancing: Live’ With Pro-Life Beliefs
Hereâ€™s another great example of a famous person being decidedly less cool about things than youâ€™d expect: Nicole Scherzinger â€” Pussycat Doll extraordinaire â€” is super against abortion.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Scherzinger revealed that she seriously thought about turning down what weâ€™re sure was a very lucrative role in the new Dirty Dancing TV adaptation because her character gets an abortion.Â
â€œI was like a crazy thing because, my family, my papaâ€™s a bishop and my familyâ€™s really hardcore against abortion,â€ Nicole said. â€œSo I got the role and I almost didnâ€™t take it because I didnâ€™t want to promote abortion.â€
Now, if youâ€™ve never seen Dirty Dancing, either because youâ€™re too young or your parents didnâ€™t love you enough to force classic cinema down your throat, hereâ€™s all you need to know: the abortion subplot is what makes the movie cool.
Basically, Nicoleâ€™s character is a professional dancer whoâ€™s fucking this hot waiter whoÂ the main characterâ€™s sister is also fucking. This should make her public enemy #1, but when she realizes sheâ€™s pregnant, everything changes.
In a heroic effort to get the cool kidsÂ to like her, theÂ main character asks her dad to borrow money to pay for Nicole’s character’sÂ abortion, and she spends the rest of the movie learning how to dance so that she can take Nicoleâ€™s characterâ€™s place so she wonâ€™t miss her gigs and forfeit the salary she desperately needs.Â
Itâ€™s incredibly feminist for an 80s chick flick. Unsurprisingly, the film was written by a woman. It’s one of the only mainstream movies to openly discuss abortion, so it’s not a stretch to assume “Dirty Dancing” made plenty of women who’ve relied on abortion feel less alone.
Plus, it shows the dangers of illegal, back-alley abortions, whichÂ could be avoided if people were more educated aboutÂ birth control and legal abortions were readily available.
But Nicole Scherzinger doesnâ€™t care about that and is now doing everything she can to distance herself from what gives Dirty Dancing its edge. Â Â
â€œI just want to you know encourage everybody to keep your babies,â€ Nicole said, adding that itâ€™s her aim to shed some light on the subject â€œwithout being preachy.â€
Because telling EVERYBODY TO KEEP THEIR BABIESÂ doesnâ€™t sound like youâ€™re trying to be preachy at all.Â Can’t wait to see how Nicole uses this role as a way to make peopleÂ more supportive of abortion restrictions.
Looks like somebody needs take her own advice and loosen up her buttons, amirite?