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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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DMIN    

Lady Who is nothing but a con artist who launched herself to fame by aiming her fanship to one of the most insecure and at danger generations of our time! Hence why she calls them monsters! All you need to do is read the hateful and angry comments they post about not only Madonna The Queen who but any other female artist! They are so insecure and hate themselves so much that they must project that hate to someone else! Gaga is a fake always has always will be!

782 days ago
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hummm    

old singer, LOL LOL LOL, and her concerts are boring too, we had more fun looking at the weird couples who attended the concert. thank God I got my ticket for free, so I just wasted time and no money.

782 days ago
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Oliveoil    

Not that I agree with her putting that on the screen, but that is not a swastika. A swastika has each leg pointing to the right.

782 days ago
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Joey    

TIRED OLD AND WASHED UP BITZH. THE ONLY WAY SHE CAN GET ANY PRESS IS BY ACTING LIKE THE A-HOLE THAT SHE IS. PLEASE RETIRE D-BAG

782 days ago
20.

DMIN    

It doesnt seem like is just the "old people" That tranny gaga tries so hard to get attention by lavishing and taking advantage of suicidal teens who have low self esteem to make money! Uuuhmmm did eveyone forget that ridiculous egg entry at the grammies? Or that disgusting meat dress? I guess that makes Lady Who and old hag by definition since she tries so hard to make controversy, and she has only been around for what 3 years? Sad Sad Sad!

782 days ago
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alex    

She's doing what she's always done--she's making people talk about her. Nothing new.
Should she just stick to entertaining? Maybe. But I kind of like the mix of the lyrics of the song "Nobody Knows Me" and the pictures on screen of (in)famous politicians and bodies walking a tight rope..it says we walk around very cautiously making sure nobody finds anything out....I think its brilliant!

782 days ago
22.

Kat    

Here is the link to the video so people can see the actual context of it rather than just assuming something off of a single screenshot...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sP0-b01zWXA

The entire thing is about bullying. Bullying of children that has lead them to suicide. Bullying of citizens by politicians and religious figures. And respecting those who have stood up against it.

Even Obama's face is show in the montage with Nazi imagery. It's more of a take on the absurdity that we have all become in our inability to come together as a people. Instead, we'd rather focus on our differences.

It isn't controversial at all. People focusing on that one image basically gives credence to what this video is trying to state.

782 days ago
23.

Jasel    

Hey if the shoe fits...

782 days ago
24.

panchang810    

At her age, Madonna can still sell out arenas not just here in the US but also abroad. At her age, Madonna can still successfully reinvent herself At her age, Madonna can still top the chart whenever she releases a new album like her latest album that topped the chart and that's after a decade of releasing her last super successful album. And at her age, Madonna is still relevant. And so what if she trashes a known racist leader of a powerful nation? At least Madonna at her age can stand her ground and be firmed with her political and social convictions. Those who bash The Queen of Pop can just go back to your pathetic life especially those who are in the middle age and hasn't done anything very relevant and successful that will even compare to at least 1% of THE Queen of Pop's 3 decades of super successful career. And pulleeeaaaz, Lady Gaga is not even in her thirty and her popularity has already waned, her last record didn't even reach platinum. She needs to prove her worth without mimicking the Queen of Pop and be as releavant as Madonna when Gaga reaches Madonna's age today. Jealous much?

782 days ago
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Poopey Poopstein    

Madonna is a fugly hoar.. and she hasn't been relevent for at least a decade.. what is a "convicted racist" TMZ? In France you can be arrested for denying the Hollow-hoax?

782 days ago
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Nancy    

LOL. Madonna go home. Raise your kids . . find something philanthropic to do with your gazillions of dollars. You're singing career is OVER. You are embarassing yourself, not to mention your children . . Seriously find a new outlet.

782 days ago
27.

JFO    

"old singers" I love it!!! Ow!!!

782 days ago
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DMIN    

This blogs are so funny! All these retarded gag gag fans keep posting about how irrelevant Madonna is and how old she is! Ha ha! Yest Madonna keeps packing stadiums around the world, keeps debuting at #1, the media keeps talking about her worldwide! But the most fun part is that the same retarded ass people who are posting about the irrelevance of Madonna, are posting on a post about Madonna and her relevance! Not bad for being irrelevant I guess! Ha Ha!

782 days ago
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ummm?!    

She's like the Kardashians...struggling to keep herself relevent.

782 days ago
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delerious    

it really doesnt even look like a swastika... Actually took me a minute to see why everyone is getting their panties in a bunch. Americans have the right to freedom of speech. Madonna is American born in Michigan. Do whatever you want Madonna people just mad you still sound and look so damn good!

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