Madonna Defends Her Swastika Stage Video - Noise11.com
Madonna image noise11.com

Madonna

Madonna Defends Her Swastika Stage Video

by Andrew Tijs on July 26, 2012

in News

Madonna has defended the use of a swastika superimposed on a French politician’s face in her MDNA tour video.

Madonna image noise11.com

Madonna

According to the BBC, Madonna has said the use of all images in the video, including the swastika superimposed on French political leader Marine Le Pen’s face, were chosen “purposely”.

She spoke to a Brazilian television show and the BBC reports she defended the film as art, saying, “Art is there to track what’s going on in the world, to make social commentary”.

Madonna said, “That film that was created is about the intolerance that we human beings have for one another and how much we judge people before knowing them.”

“In Greece, France, everywhere people are trying to kick out all the immigrants,” she said, “make people cover up and not show what their religious affiliation is. Think about what’s going on in Russia towards the gay community.”

“I’m calling attention to that intolerance and asking people to pay attention, to wake up to see how we are just creating more chaos in the world.”

Marine Le Pen’s party have threatened to sue her over the image. See a fanshot video of the offending part of the show below at the 1:30 minute mark.

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com
Prince Estate Spent $3m in 3 Months On Lawyers

Prince's estate executors have racked up $AUD3 million in legal bills in a three-month period.

3 days ago
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com
Paisley Park To Stage Prince First Anniversary Shows In 2017

Some have questioned how fast the executors of Prince's estate have managed to get the Paisley Park complex up and running as a museum, feeling it was a bit disrespectful to the late singer this soon after his death, but the company running the site keeps forging forward with new special events.

7 days ago
andrew-de-silva-x-studio-prince-show
Andrew De Silva To Perform His Tribute To Prince At The X Studio

Former CDB and current Boom Crash Opera frontman Andrew De Silva will bring his Purple Revolution: A Tribute To Prince’ show to Sydney’s The X Studio.

November 22, 2016
Janet Jackson: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Janet Jackson Speaks Out On Social Media

Pregnant Janet Jackson has taken to Twitter for the first time in several months to assure fans she's doing well.

November 21, 2016
Bobby Brown Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi
Nick Gordon Found Liable For Death Of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend has been ordered to pay her estate officials more than $36 million (£29 million) after he was found civilly liable for her death.

November 18, 2016
Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul To Tour For First Time In 24 Years

Pop veteran Paula Abdul is heading out on her first tour in over two decades with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men.

November 15, 2016
Janet Jackson - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
James De Barge Claims He And Janet Jackson Had A Daughter

Janet Jackson's ex-husband James DeBarge is sick of keeping quiet about rumors the former couple has a secret daughter, insisting it's all true.

November 13, 2016