Madonna defends her on-stage political statement in a new interview! Hey Madge fans, you’re tuned in to ClevverMusic. Madonna has spoken out and defended her use of a swastika image in her MDNA concert tour! Madonna’s no stranger to controversy, and this time has ticked off France’s Front National Party by superimposing a huge swastika symbol on a photo of their leader Marine Le Pen.
The photo can be seen on stage at her MDNA tour in a video played during the show. The video was first seen at her show in Tel Aviv, Israel and was threatened that if she used the Nazi icon in her Paris show she would face legal action. Of course, she’s Madonna so she used the image which has resulted in a lawsuit from the right-wing party in France, but she makes no apologies.
In an interview on a Brazilian talk show Madonna insisted, “All images in the video were chosen purposefully. That film that was created about the intolerance that we human beings have for one another and how much we judge people before knowing them.” Madonna is maddened specifically by the intolerance of immigrants in Greece and France where they don’t allow people to show what religion they are.
She went on to say, “I’m calling attention to that intolerance and asking people to pay attention, to wake up and see how we are just creating more chaos in the world.” We like that Madonna is using her tour to speak out about a cause she believes in, but we can also see how it would be taken out of context as a negative thing. What do you think? Should she have used the swastika image to make her point?