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Madonna

Pisses Off French Leader with Swastika Video

6/4/2012 10:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Madonna managed to piss off the French ... all the way from Israel ... when she slapped a swastika on the face of a prominent French leader during a recent concert ... and now a lawsuit looms.

During her show in Tel Aviv last week, the face of National Front leader Marine Le Pen showed up briefly on a video screen with a swastika on her forehead. Le Pen, is now considering legal action over the stunt.

She told the Daily Mail, "We understand how old singers who need to get people talking about them go to such extremes ... If she does that in France, we’ll be waiting."

Le Pen is the head of France's National Front, a political party that leans to the far right and has been accused of racism. Le Pen pledged to reform the party's ways after taking over last year from her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen ... a convicted racist and anti-Semite who is also a Holocaust denier.

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Kari    

I agree with what was said--Madonna needs shock value to keep her career going at this age. Age gracefully, Madonna--this is pathetic.

819 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

seems a bit hypocritical to me. didn't madonna kiss that skinhead britney spears a while back?

819 days ago
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sav    

Is that freeze-frame backwards? Because if it isn't backwards then it is not a Nazi swastika on that woman's forehead. Remember: That symbol was around for hundreds of years before the Nazis, and Racists/swastikas always turn to the right...never the left, always the right.

819 days ago
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DaveT    

Laday Gaga is more talented than Madonna.
It's true look it up in the dictionary.

819 days ago
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DMIN    

It funny to see all the Jaded ass retarded Lady Who fans here, posting their ignorant jaded messages to bring down The Queen! That only confirms how relevant Madonna still is. To all you stupid fat ugly women out there who keep putting Madonna down for her age, guess what? You will all be there soon enough, and hopefully all you will be crawling under a rock and disappear like you suggest Madonna does because of ur age! Then u ask why women always get the end of the stick!

819 days ago
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nerdzy    

To further prove how stupid she is, she used the wrong swastika. One in photo is used by ancient religions to denote peace, etc. -- not the one used by Nazis. Also, how classless to use such a symbol to stir controversy in Israel of all places.

819 days ago
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Yomarina    

"Old singers," haha!

819 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

LOL I love it, she called Madge an "old singer".

True dat!

819 days ago
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Kat    

The swastika wasn't directly on Le Pen's face. People should actually watch the video. There is a context to it that is very well done, especially with the song's lyrics.

And if there was a swastika directly on Le Pen, it wouldn't be far off from her beliefs. She takes after her father, but isn't as obvious as him with her own hate for Jewish people.

819 days ago
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Christine    

Madonna is overrated. . .zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

819 days ago
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Abe    

Madonna has dementia. Obviously. Maybe Alzheimer's.

819 days ago
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Scotty    

There's no evidence that LePen is anti-semitic. She is anti-immigrant, as are many leaders in Europe, and their position is understandable given how European countries have changed so drastically. Madonna is ignorant trash, always has been, always will be.

819 days ago
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Jen    

She has to get them talking about her somehow, tired old queen.

819 days ago
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ShrinkWrap    

It's sad to see someone grasping at straws to revive a dying career.

819 days ago
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jeff    

Tick tock madaonna. These times, they are a changin'. First using gaga for publicity, and now a swastika. Pathetic. How could a fan say "I support her using the swastika." If so you're as pathetic as she is.

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