At this point the MDNA tour is synonymous with controversy. From the tears to protests to swastika iconography to faux gun waving to lawsuits to nip slips, Madonna managed to ruffle more than a few feathers all before hitting the North American leg of the tour. Not wanting her North American fans to feel left out, while in D.C. Madonna gave a strange endorsement of President Obama. “Y’all better vote for… Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right?” she encouraged concertgoers. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? That was until she followed up with the now infamous, “We have a black Muslim in the White House.” Oh, Madonna, Madonna, Madonna.
Anyone that follows the local news is privy to the information that 17 percent of the population believe the president is a Muslim. Despite Madonna saying we had a black Muslim in the White House, we didn’t take her off-the-wall comment literally. Others did, however. According to Reuters, Madonna has cleared up her statements through a rep saying she was being “ironic.” How ironic. “I was being ironic on stage. 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?” she said.
“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,” she continues. Sometimes the obvious isn’t so obvious. If nothing else is lucid behind this whole “ironic” fiasco, what is perfectly clear is that Madonna is most comfortable in controversy. She breathes it like oxygen.
Madonna Says ‘Black Muslim’ Obama Comment Was ‘Ironic’ [Rolling Stone]
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