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.
After a relatively tame, family-friendly, and well-regarded Super Bowl halftime show this winter, Madonna’s grabbing for negative attention once more. Her current tour’s video sequence, featuring politicians including Sarah Palin (still?), Hu Jintao, and Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front, has prompted a lawsuit from Ms. Le Pen. The politicians’ Read More