Madonna blasted for swastika video

2012-07-16 09:15
Paris - France's far-right National Front said on Sunday it plans to sue Madonna over a video at a concert in France showing the party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead.

"We cannot accept such an odious comparison," National Front vice-president Florian Philippot said, adding that the legal action against Madonna would be filed this week.

The video, which served as a backdrop for Madonna's performance of the song Nobody Knows Me, flashed a picture of Le Pen's forehead bearing a swastika, followed by an image resembling Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

There was an audible gasp from the audience at the concert in the Stade de France in a Paris suburb on Saturday when the video appeared as part of Madonna's stage show.

'Far from full'

Le Pen, who was a candidate in the French presidential election in May, had already warned the US superstar she was mulling legal action after the video was shown at Tel Aviv gig in May when Madonna kicked off her world tour.

"This is just another provocation in Madonna's world tour so that people will talk about her," Philippot charged, claiming that the stadium was "far from full" for Madonna's gig and that the tour was a "fiasco".

"Marine Le Pen will defend not only her own honour but her supporters and the millions of National Front voters," he added.

The Material Girl will next appear in France in Nice on 21 August as part of her MDNA tour which covers about 30 countries in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas and will wrap up in Australia in 2013.

Le Pen, the daughter of National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, lost her bid to win a seat in elections last month although the anti-immigrant and anti-EU party returned to parliament for the first time since 1998.


  • tina.leal.353 - 2012-07-16 09:52

    what is wrong with this woman?? First she shows her nipple, now shes displaying swastika's on respected members of the public's forehead. Could she be any more desperate for attention. What's going to happen when she gets really old? what is she going to do? More obscenities with her zimmer frame? Retire madge.. you're embarrassing yourself and your family.

  • KeenanMag - 2012-07-16 10:16

    Her antics are getting rather predictable, quite transparent and very boring. She needs to sit back and count her money now. Gaga is in charge. Kthanksbye.

  • neil.ross.5473 - 2012-07-16 12:08

    Madonna is such a has-been and has to resort to all sorts of stunts to try and feel noticed. The old dried up piece of biltong should just please quietly mould away along with her fake and formulaic machine produced noise she calls music.

  • Lennon Chenga - 2012-07-16 18:44

    Ohhh Madonna, toy boy lovers, flashing boobs, kissing Nikki now this??? Mid life crisis should have set in twenty years ago dear!!

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