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Fans Boo Madonna

for Defending 'Gypsies'

8/27/2009 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Madonna was hit with a tidal wave of boos at her concert in Bucharest -- pronounced booooo′kÉ™ rest′ -- Romania last night, when she stopped her concert to raise awareness about the discrimination of "Gypsies" across Eastern Europe.



Despite the boos, Madonna -- who was accompanied onstage by Roma (aka Gypsy) performers -- didn't even flinch as the crowd became unruly, finishing her point saying, "freedom and equal rights for everyone ... Gyspies ... homosexuals .. people who are different."

After the rant, Madonna can be heard saying the words "god dammit" in frustration. That happens about 1:20 into the clip.

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61.

kno    

I commend her for that. Gypsies have a very long and interesting history. They have had significant cultural and artistic influence all over Europe, the Middle East, and perhaps Africa. I know that some segments of the Gypsy population prefer to remain isolated as a measure of preserving their language, identity, culture and art; but the time is certainly over due for them to be treated equality as everyone else in europe. Interestingly, in some cases, sub-saharan African immigrants have experienced more social equality than many native European Romani people. In England they still get bashed. I wonder if there are efforts between Romani civil rights organizations and East Indian immigrant civil rights organizations in Europe to unite and fight for the cause - as Romani are rather closely related to East Indian people.

1698 days ago
62.

Cris    

Fact is that here in Romania most gypsies are criminals or disturbing in some way. And we have at least 1 milion of them. They are beggars, they fight on the streets, they think they own the place. There is nothing we could do..they have no idea what contraception is and they make their kids beg. Oh, and they make us look bad when they go to other european countries and they kill, rape or steal there. That's why they booed her...u have to admit that its hard not to discriminate gypsies here...and trust me, they are not the victims!
Oh and Romania is not a nazi country, it was comunist 20 years ago.

1698 days ago
63.

Trent    

Perhaps they were booing because she was about to sing that awful song

1698 days ago
64.

lurdex    

Who's Madonna??

1698 days ago
65.

CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES    

I SUPPORT MADONNA, YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GET A LIFE. AND TALK ABOUT SREALING PEOPLE BLIND. HERE IN AMERICA THEY DO IT ALL THE TIME, LOOK AT MADOFF AND OTHERS. AND ABOUT KILLING AND CHILD ABUCTION, WHO ARE WE TO TALK. YOU PEOPLE ARE SO IGNORANT AND ARROGANT, JUST LIKE THE A$$HOLES IN THOSE TOWN HALL MEETING THAT THINK PRESIDENT IS LIKE HITLER BECAUE HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS MEDICAL INSURANCE!

1698 days ago
66.

simon    

It is not just in Romania. In Ireland recently a band of Gypsies were chased out of their village by the Irish and these brutes burn their houses down. I think the Gypsies would be better off if they returned to India but they refuse to do so since they no longer consider themselves to be South-East Asian. The Nazis killed more Gypsies than anyone else during the war.

1698 days ago
67.

i'd be proud too    

if any one has ever visited a place like france you will find out fast enough that gypsies flood the city with their evil eyes and constantly have children with them in the street raising the next generation,

wheres social services when you need them, yes humans need to treat each other fairly and with good and decent behavior but this cannot be done if the person is giving you the evil eye just because you gave them crepes (to feed their sleeping children) instead of money, theyre vile people in general and not many people like them, especially not in europe

1698 days ago
68.

simon    

The gypsies are not only in Romania they are spread throughout Europe.They prefer to live in tents outdoors and rarely do they get an education. SCAMS is how they live. You can go nothing for them because they live by the skin of their teeth it is their culture. If Madonna adopted one they would rob her blind.

1698 days ago
69.

simon    

The Evil Eye That Is A Gypsy. They put curses on people.

1698 days ago
70.

komzik    

I live in Czech Rep. and the roma are like a plague. They are now fleeing to Canada because they think there is free government support and housing there and eventually they will escape to the U.S. and you will have to deal with them. Nobody will hire them because they steal everything. They are taught to pickpocket from a very young age. Lets get something straight..The gypsies are not originally from Romania but from India. Do your research. They the the trash of the earth and have no morals.

1698 days ago
71.

buddha    

Gypsies are indeed thieves and criminals... was in Spain last year and they are all over preying on innocent tourists.

Never give your money to a gypsy, they're even in San Francisco.

1698 days ago
72.

Sarah    

As usual, Madonna is a hypocrite. She has a big security force surrounding herself but when average people want to protect themselves from Gypsies stealing then she self-righteously lectures.

1698 days ago
73.

simon    

Question? Are Gypsies Christian? Do they have a religious faith? I always heard they worship statutes like Catholics. Is Cher a Gypsy?

1698 days ago
74.

Buckeye    

Madonna can suck it! That hag hasn't been relevant since 1986! Just keep doing your "Farewell Tours," sing your horrible songs with your horrible voice and stop using your fame as a political bandstand. Dumb bitch.

1698 days ago
75.

LadyO    

Madonna also made some kind of political comments in her NYC tour. While in NYC (S&S concert), it was about Obama & Palin. She gotta stir a lil something in the hearts of her fans: good or bad. Besides, discrimination is everywhere it doesnt matter the color, race, religion and social-econonmic status. There are good and bad people in all culture and race. Let's just focus on equal rights for all and those who break the law be treated the same way as everyone else....no favors, no bargaining, no race-card, no better legal representation for some and not others...but equal in everything and in every sense of the word.

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