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Swastika BACKLASH

Fueled Paris Riot

7/29/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728_madonna_tmzThat riot at a Madonna concert in Paris had nothing to do with her brief performance -- it was payback for Madge's repeated use of a video featuring a swastika on a French politician ... this according to fans at the show and sources connected to the venue.

TMZ spoke with several people who were in the crowd Thursday night (and have been to several of Madonna's recent concerts). They say there were 10 or so "fans" in the audience who started the ruckus ... and those people were overheard yelling about Marine Le Pen.

We're told several members of this group we're holding up signs they'd brought to show support for Le Pen.

Madonna has been at odds with Le Pen ever since she started projecting the right-wing leader's face -- with a swastika over it -- during this tour.



We're told local police spoke to members of Madonna's crew the day after the concert ... and said they believe the riot was preplanned by a group of locals looking to cause trouble.

 According to our sources, the majority of Madonna fans knew to expect a short show -- as all her club dates tend to be -- so that could not have been the cause of the riot.

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hursh4ever    

Hope they lock her old ass for inciting a riot... she's done - she's a hack - a has been - an old lady.. hope she dug up her own grave cause she looks like she's ready to keel over (hopefully) this is the kinda **** that happens when good artists don't die young like they are supposed to...

752 days ago
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Ségolène from paris    

Madonna était ridicule lors de ce spectacle.
l est honteux de proposer un concert à ce prix là pour du playback et 50 minutes de concert !

Sham on her ! Sham on her !
She really should think of retirement !!!

752 days ago
63.

Franko    

While I'm definitely no fan of the Le Pen clan, Madge would lose any intellectual, 1 on 1 discussion with Marine. She'd cater to the lowest denominator by using emotions over rationale.

752 days ago
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antony    

Don't get manipulated by french far-right, or the Live Nation staff ! This was a burst of huge frustration after many hours of waiting and a short show. The staff took a lot a precaution to give tickets to fans only (you had to pay 17 € to get a password on the website, you had to bring you ID and to wear a bracelet, and now the staff explains to us those were not fasn but "thugs" ? I was there, and I can tell you we all were angry fans !

752 days ago
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Comval    

I was there... Fans were angry because the concert was a show case, and we paid for a concert.The concert was amazing, but last only 45 minutes, Madonna sings about 30 minutes... The communication around this show was speaking of a 'MDNA Tour' date, not a promotionnal show-case.
This reaction was fans reactions, we were so disappointed, this had nothing to do with Marine Le Pen, I can assure you than 99,99% of the crowd was absolute fans of Madonna....

751 days ago
66.

Manu    

TMZ journalist report is amazingly false !!!
First, there was no link between the "riots" and the dispute Madona had fe days before with a french politician (M. Le Pen). Secondly, the reason the fans get angry is that Madona was very late, she talk during 15 minutes, made a moral lesson (about thing she doesn't know) and, last but not least, sung less than 40 minutes !!!

Because of that, fans who had waited for hour (and for days for some of them) and paid from 100 to 300 Euros where angry... anyone can understand them, I think

751 days ago
67.

Renaud    

I was at the show and I can guarantee that among thousands of people yelling (and not "rioting") after the 45 mn show, the vast majority was doing that out of spite for being ripped off. Nothing to do with politics. Watch the videos, it's very clear.

751 days ago
68.

Rudy    

I was at the show. You are wrong. All people feld desperated, sad and abused when they understood that the concert was just a promotional show case instead of a concert. People started to boo and insult Madonna for her selfishness. Everyone was sad and unhappy. We all considered that Live Nation took our money

747 days ago
69.

Daniel    

I was at the show and want to correct this insane story. It is great PR, but utter rubbish. The time for any protest would have been during the speech, or immediately after the show. As it is, we stood around for 3 or 4 mins before it sunk in that she wasn't coming back and it's then that the boos began. Hundreds of people have demanded refunds as the show was sold as a tour date, but ended up a pit stop. It was advertised as featuring several classic hits, but we got two. All the material for sale at the booth was MDNA tour material, not anything designed for a specific show. The idea we knew we had bought a 45 minute show is PR puff. The show was missold

747 days ago
70.

Alexander    

old stupid slut

743 days ago
71.

christopher torres     

**** it, just give me the most likes everyone.

726 days ago
72.

LaLa    

MADONNA DAUGHTER LOURDES IS GROWING UP TO BE A WHORE SLUT JUST LIKE HER MOTHER. MADONNA WHORE DAUGHTER CAN GO **** HERSELF. LOURDES RITCHIE IS A BITCH JUST LIKE HER MOTHER MADONNA.

525 days ago
73.

LaLa    

You know Madonna doesn't care about Lourdes otherwise that hairy crap muncher Lourdes would be in a private school. Madonna doesn't want to spend the money because she doesn't like Lourdes.
I heard that Lourdes is in a serious relation ship with Frankie Gotti who is born into that New York Crime Family. Go figure Lourdes would be involved with that because she goes to public school and she knows her mother doesn't give a Sh*t about her.
LOURDES IS A F*CKING WHORE SLUT LIKE HER MOTHER. LOURDES WILL ALWAYS BE A B*TCH AND A WHORE THAT IS NOTHING.

525 days ago
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