Madonna Flashes Swastikas Over FN President’s Face

Madonna, by Flickr user Robson Silva, licensed via Creative Commons.Is anyone even surprised by Madonna’s escapades anymore?  At the age of 53, she still has the power to offend and insult pretty much anyone that steps in her path, including the president of France’s National Front Party, Marine Le Pen.  On July 14, Madonna held a concert for her French fans at the Stade de France just north of Paris.  To Le Pen’s astonishment and disgust, Madonna displayed a video during one of her songs, “Nobody Knows Me”, flashing images of political figures Pope Benedict, Hu Jintao, Sarah Palin (no surprise here), and Marine Le Pen.  Maybe Le Pen would have been honored by her inclusion in a Madonna concert, but the world leaders were depicted as Neo Nazis with swastikas on their foreheads.  This whole charade was Madonna’s response to Le Pen’s beliefs on Muslim immigration and their relations in the EU.  Le Pen wants to return to the Franc and put a stop to illegal Muslim immigration, which Madonna describes as “intolerance”.  Although Marine Le Pen has not taken action yet, there is talk of a lawsuit against the American singer for her onstage antics.  And, of course, she has demanded an apology.

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