This is how Madonna endorses political candidates: by playing on a widely-held falsehood about his religious upbringing. During her second night in D.C. on her already controversial MDNA tour–what with all the pub(l)ic nudity and swastikas superimposed over heads of state–she encouraged voters to support Barack Obama, “the black Muslim in the White House” who’s “fighting for gay rights.” Then she said “You all better vote for f—ing Obama, okay,” before promising to take her clothes off if he wins.
This will definitely play well in the red states.
Yesterday evening we all tuned in to watch the livestreamed concert of Madonna in Paris. And though we knew what to expect–nudity and swastikas have been part of Madge’s MDNA world tour since the beginning–she had already managed to rub the people of France the wrong way when she put up the Nazi symbol on the face of the new French party leader, Marine Le Pen. On Bastille Day, no less!
The leader of the far-right party has already threatened to sue the pop sensation, which she probably assumed would only help sell tickets.
The plan worked, sort of: turning her “small engagement” at the Olympia Club last night into a mob scene.