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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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It's Dave    

I don't imagine the Israelis were particularly pleased with the swastika either. Displaying a swastika is a crime in Israel which is punishable by large fines and up to a year in jail.

781 days ago
32.

wow    

well, if the shoe fits..................

781 days ago
33.

tansubh    

Hmm the Le Pen aof racists and jew-haters, if they don't like being called out for what they are, they shouldn't advertist it or run a party on those convictions...I dn't know how anyone can praise Le Pen, she's a disgusting human being. I don't like Madonna either, but she's got the right to voice her opinion...

781 days ago
34.

SuperAmanda    

Thank God for Madonna. It's too bad that Lady Gaga (the reductive one) has to go from site to site posting bad things about Madonna. It's because Madonna has more talent and success than Lady Gaga can ever dream of.

781 days ago
35.

nof    

Old-singers that can buy you 1,000 times over, by the way ...

781 days ago
36.

OKS    

At least Madonna had the good sense to cover up her hands during most of her songs in her concert.
That was perhaps her strongest humanitarian contribution and I for one wholeheartedly appreciate her effort.

781 days ago
37.

nof    

Madonna could sell you to a Flesh-Suction-Lab and for body parts.

781 days ago
38.

nof    

Compared to Madonna you're like the acting-sergeant-at-arms for the block watch.
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781 days ago
39.

Gloria    

Just a few days ago, some jewish youth were heavily beaten up in France, Lyon, I think. Not by nazis, but by people from north africa, maybe refugees. It was an unprovoked attack, not to rob them, but because they had a kippa, because they were jewish. Believe me, these problems are much more complex than the usual right-left stereotype. I think it's good, that Madonna wants to show solidarity with israel. And today it seems, some left people are quite anti semitic, more than the right. These problems are too complex for a song or a concert. That is, if you really want to try to solve them.

781 days ago
40.

Carl    

Le Pen is basically a modern day Nazi. I don't have any great love for Madonna, but that image isn't wrong.

781 days ago
41.

LOVELIFE    

She is doing one dumb thing after another! Madonna just stop and go sing some old show tunes.
with your old ass!!

781 days ago
42.

Ben    

Madonna is a Old, Bitch trying to hold on for to long. Sue her ass so she can stay home and work some more on that British Accent some more.

781 days ago
43.

gitRdun    

Madonna has a free speech right to express her political views like that, at least in the USA.

781 days ago
44.

Bstone    

what a slime

781 days ago
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MONSTERBRYTON     

LADY GAGA RULES! Haha I had to post that, but tbh Gaga can belt out a ballad on a piano like it's nobody's business. She's waay talented.

781 days ago
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