Superstar Madonna really seems to be courting controversy. She doesn’t care if she pisses off politicians or fans, yet it’s the latter that buys her music and concert tickets. You’d think she’d at least try to endear herself to them.
Madge has been determined to make news on her MDNA concert tour, and if the news is all negative she doesn’t really seem to care.
Back in July, she had a record-breaking bad PR week when she gave fans an up close view of her butt and her boob. Then, right after the theater shooting in Colorado she waved guns around on stage, offending those who felt guns were inappropriate at such a sensitive time. Finally, she “surprised” fans with a 45 minute concert. They were surprised alright. Some had waited in line 30 hours for tickets, not knowing ahead of time the short length of the performance.
And, what better way to kick off her latest concert than to bring up the mother of all offenses—politics! Right before an especially heated Presidential campaign! No one calls it like Madge.
In between song sets she asked the audience, “Who’s registered to vote?” adding, “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.”
This elicited a mixture of boos and cheers from the audience. Concert-goer Greg Parnell says, “Louisiana is a Republican state. I’m not surprised she was booed for saying that,” while Ben Maybery, who sat in the 10th row during her concert and is an Obama supporter himself disagrees. “Me and my whole row were screaming and cheering,” he says.
The singer actually tried to repair the damage by saying, “Seriously, I don’t care who you vote for … Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote.” But, this had little impact on the fans she offended who continued to boo her. Some even walked out of the show early.
While Madonna fan Matt Felline thinks, “It’s inappropriate to state political views at a huge event like that” her fans should be used to the fact that Madge says what’s on her mind wherever she wants, whether it’s inappropriate or not.