Madonna recently manufactured controversy by calling on her fans to vote for the “Black Muslim President Barack Obama,”
Monday’s audience got a three-minute Madonnalogue (captured on video) about the martyrdom of Lincolnand MLK Jr., culminating in a tribute to the incumbent. “Those kind human beings did not die for nothing! They fought for our freedoms! So y’all better vote for [expletive] Obama, okay?”
And then: “For better or for worse, all right, we have a black Muslim in the White House, okay?”
To me it was clear that Madonna’s statement was more a tongue-in-cheek reflection of the larger stupidity in the USA, where many Americans think that Obama is a “Muslim”, and that it is a problem,
Madonna has explained why she said we have a “black Muslim in the White House” in reference to President Obama during her Monday night concert at Washington’s Verizon Center. It’s called being ironic. “I was being ironic on stage,” she said in a statement issued via her spokeswoman. “Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim — though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were? The point I was making is that a good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to. I don’t care what religion Obama is — nor should anyone else in America.” And with that, yet another Madonna controversy has been laid to rest. (Reuters via Yahoo!)
Hurray for irony!