Full House star and Dancing With the Stars alumnus Jodie Sweetin has released a statement after being pushed to the ground in a video that went viral.
In the videoUploaded to Instagram by photographer Michael Ade, @belikemike, Sweetin is pushed away by an LAPD officer, causing her to fall to the ground after tripping over a curb.
Sweetin quickly stands up before reassembling her megaphone and beginning to speak to the crowd.
Sweetin applauded the protesters
According to TMZSweetin’s rep has confirmed that she is fine after the video.
“I am very proud of the hundreds of people who turned out yesterday to exercise their First Amendment rights and take immediate action to peacefully protest the vast injustices served by our Supreme Court,” Sweetin said in a statement. “Our activism will continue until our voices are heard and action is taken. This will not deter us, we will continue to fight for our rights. We are not free until we are ALL free.”
Sweetin was present at a protest against the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade in a decision dated June 24, 2022.
The LAPD did not respond to the request for comment as of Sunday, June 26.
Commentators were outraged by the video
The video’s original caption states that Sweetin attempted to lead protesters off the freeway.
“K/W police violence. It pained me to see @JodieSweetin being thrown to the ground by members of the LAPD as she attempted to lead a group of peaceful protesters off the freeway…” the post’s caption reads.
He added: “Jodie is the definition of a real one and luckily she’s doing fine! But for others who choose to protest today, be careful and keep your head on a spin. This is going to be a very long summer.”
“Just feels so unnecessary” a comment reads.
Another person commented, “They are intentionally trying to hurt people. It’s not about doing their job.”
The video was shared on Sweetin’s Instagram feed, and more people expressed their upset in the comments section.
“Every time I see this, it pisses me off even more.” a comment reads. “I’m glad Jodie is okay and I hope no one else got hurt.”
After the Supreme Court announced its decision, Sweetin shared a post urging her followers to share resources for women in need.
“It happened ladies,” she wrote. “Start by storing and sharing the resources you need. @plannedparenthood If you need an abortion, help is available to ensure you get the care you need. Call 1-800-230-PLAN or visit AbortionFinder.org.”
Sweetin joins other celebrities who have spoken out and protested for abortion rights, including Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Lizzo and former first lady Michelle Obama, whose statement on the issue has been shared thousands of times on social media since it was first published.
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