WASHINGTON, U.S. – In a public rant by rebellious pop star Madonna, that was broadcast live by national news networks in the country, the music icon dropped the f-bomb thrice. She mused about how she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House” and ended with an R-rated rendition of a song, in which she called on America’s newly inaugurated President, Donald Trump to perform an obscene act to himself.
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Madonna, while addressing the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, told the crowd, “It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f**k up. It seems as though we had all slipped into a false sense of comfort, that justice would prevail and that good would win in the end. Well, good did not win this election. But good will win in the end. So what, today, means is that we are far from the end. Today marks the beginning, the beginning of our story. The revolution starts here.”
Madonna was part of the massive sea of crowd, with several celebrities, that marched on Washington and the White House on Saturday and in several cities across the world.
Madonna said the march represented the beginning of a “revolution” and affirmed that “we will not back down.”
She said, “And to our detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything: F**k you. F**k you. It is the beginning of much-needed change.”
The ‘Material Girl’ diva added, “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.”
Her statements drew a thunderous applause from the crowd and she followed this up by asking, “Are you ready to shake up the world?”
A thousand cries of “Yes!” answered her question.
She said, “Welcome to the revolution of love – to the rebellion, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny where not just women are in danger, but all marginalized people – where being uniquely different, right now, may truly be considered a crime.”
“The fight for the right to be free, to be who we are, to be equal. Let’s march together through this darkness and with each step, know that we are not afraid. That we are not alone. That we will not back down. That there is power in our unity and that no opposing force stands a chance in the face of true solidarity,” she said.
Adding, “As the poet W. H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War II, ‘We must love one another or die.’ I choose love. Are you with me? Say this with me, ‘We choose love! We choose love! We choose love!’ Alright, so this leads me very beautifully into this song that I hope some of you know.”
Then, the Hillary supporter sang “Express Yourself,” followed by a rendition of “Human Nature” – complete with R-rated lyrics and dedicated it to President Trump.
A report in the Daily Mail said that the Secret Service have said they would open an investigation into Madonna’s claim of thinking “about blowing up the White House.”
“I am not a violent person,” the singer songwriter said on Instagram. “I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt.” – Madonna, after being told of the Secret Service investigation.
Further, reports noted, that regardless of the investigation results, it is up to the U.S. Attorney’s office to decide whether to prosecute the pop star.
In its first official reaction to the Women’s March and Madonna’s comments – Press Secretary Sean Spicer initially ignored the questions.
Then, the Trump administration released a statement, claiming it was a “shame” that the March for Life next Friday “will not get anywhere near the same amount of coverage that this march got–and those pro-life members were NOT welcome at the Women’s March.”
The statement added, “The organizers noted that their platform is pro-choice and they revoked partnership status’ from pro-life groups.”
The White House called out Madonna for telling crowds that she had “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”
The statement said, “Comments like [Madonna’s] are absolutely unacceptable and had they been said about President Obama, the mainstream media would be in an uproar. The Trump administration welcomes a robust discussion regarding the critical issues facing America’s women and families.”
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