Ah, Madonna is back in the news yet again this week. Most of the comment-sphere is not surprised on this one, though it does continue to bring up issues about celebrities making their political views known. Many people are just not comfortable with this behavior believing that entertainers (though citizens) should entertain without ever an intersection of politics. Many entertainers, of course, do not subscribe to this point of view and refuse to be silenced. Is it because we rarely hear much from celebs when it's not a presidential election year? Look for this to become a greater talking point as social issues and notoriety converge in the new era. In the meantime, we have to agree with the last comment: Republicans go to Madonna concerts?!? LOL
During her performance in New Orleans, Madonna asked the crowd whether or not they had registered to vote. Subsequently she said she was ambivalent as to who they voted for as long as it was President Barack Obama. Media reports that the statement drew boos from the crowd and caused many to walk out. This is not the first of Madonna's public acts, she also repeatedly flashed her breasts at a concert in Paris, painted a swastika on leader Marine Le Pen's forehead and caused controversy doing a strip-tease tribute to Malala. Is the comment sphere surprised by this act, or is not one truly shocked by Madonna any longer?
Its funny how people are saying she should just keep her mouth closed and stay out of politics, yet if she endorsed Romney I don't think she would get as much flack, I don't really know what people expected, everyone knows Madonna is a liberal its nothing new, is it really that much of a surprise? People need to grow up!
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At a recent concert in Los Angeles, Madonna stripped for her audience revealing the name 'Malala' imprinted in big letters on her lower back. The singer went on to dedicate a song to the 15-year-old girl who is currently being treated in a Britain hospital after being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. Malala Yousafzai was on her way to school when a Taliban gang stopped the bus and shot the young activist for her open activism on women's education and freedom. Although Madonna's intentions were supportive in nature, the Taliban is outraged and says Malala's activism condones the performer's lewd and outrageous behavior. What does the commentsphere have to say about the grammy winner's performance...
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Grammy winning rapper Jay-Z rode the subway to work this past weekend. His choice of commute might be the same as just a regular New Yorker but his place of work definitely wasn't. The Bed-Stuy native was on his way to perform his last of 8 concerts at the new Barclays center. He had policemen and some bodyguards with him along for the ride. Subway riders were obviously surprised to see him, some snapping pictures and gawking. Let's see what the online community has to say about this not-so-every day phenomenon...
You gotta love that Snoop. How many countries has this happened in by now? He's getting a free pass from some commenters but not from others. So many feel that this is a tired issue by now. Will we soon experience a revolution of thought on this just as we are experiencing that regarding marriage equality? Who knows, but one thing is sure; that Snoop is always ultra- shall we say - relaxed.
Rapper Snoop Dogg was allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana in Norway last month and, as a result, was banned from entering the country for two years. Kjevik airport officials stopped Snoop Dogg and allegedly found eight grams of weed. The rapper is known to be a longtime supporter of legalizing marijuana. He was fined $1,980 but still let in to perform at an event. Lawyer says the rapper has no intention of appealing the decision.
I vote that Snoop get a pass on smoking trees. … Obama wouldn’t believe Snoop if he said he no longer get zooted. … After 21 years as a rapper, everyone should get used to Snoop Dogg smoking and being a mellow guy 24/7.
Marijuana is one of the most harmless substances known to man. ... Safer than aspirin. The question that should be asked is what business do the governments … have getting involved in the relationship between a human and a plant?
Ouch. This one is a bit sensitive. Celebs, particularly this one, are known for pushing boundaries but at what cost? If we look at the comments, apparently no cost at all; and this is where things get interesting. Media sees one level, public sees another. The public seems to continue to make it clear that it can distinquish between performance and life and over-riding more and more a corporate-owned news perspective of what is and is not appropriate. Is it any wonder that news outlets are, therefore, experiencing lower ratings these days?
Madonna is making the news with a controversial performance in Scotland. She used fake guns at a show hours after the theater shooting in Colorado. Reportedly, she ignored a police request not to use the displayed machine gun and pistol. A spokesman for Mothers Against Guns told the England's Daily Record that the singer “should know better.” One of Madonna’s touring staff members said to a media outlet: “Madonna would rather cancel her show than censor her art.”
Madonna is an artist...All of her critics need to find something else in their lives to bring down. None of them would take a second thought whilst they blow the heads off people on a PS2 ! Well done Madonna for an extravagant and huge set beyond imagination.
That is how the show has been since it started and that was before the tragic shooting. And it's not "taking it too far," because it's a part of the show, and people should realize it's a PROP! IT'S NOT REAL!