Madonna’s Gun Waving Antics Viewed as Insensitive After Theatre Shooting

Call it a cry for attention, call it being very self-assured, call it a form of art. Whatever you want to call it, you can’t ignore the fact that Madonna is certainly pushing the envelope with her live performances as of late.

Whether she’s flashing her chest and butt on stage or slapping swastikas on to politician’s faces, the singer has been in the news for pulling some questionable stunts in her shows lately. The reaction has been mixed: Some are amused, others not so much.

This Saturday saw yet another stunt from the singer that raised eyebrows and has lead people to wonder if she’s gone too far this time.

Only a day after the horrendous theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado at the movie premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, Madonna pulled out fake pistols and machine guns during a show in Scotland, as she has in other shows of her world tour.

In light of the shootings that left 12 dead and a total of 71 hit, the police warned her to not brandish the fake weapons during her show. The 53-year-old refused to listen.

“Madonna and her dancers using replica guns was always in bad taste but given what happened in Colorado it is even worse,” said a representative for Mothers Against Guns, according to Huffington Post.

In Madge’s defense, a member of her staff commented “Madonna would rather cancel her show than censor her art. Her entire career, she has fought against people telling her what she can and cannot do. She’s not about to start listening to them now.”

What are your thoughts on the issue? Has the Queen of Pop gone too far this time around or does her creative license allow for such stunts? Let us know below.

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