Madonna Calls Obama a Muslim; Later Clarifies Statement: ‘I Was Being Ironic’
Last night, pop icon Madonna made a somewhat interesting endorsement of President Obama’s re-election during her show in Washington, D.C., by telling the crowd, “Y’all better vote for fucking Obama, okay? For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House.”
She later clarified her statement:
“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? 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.”Sure, that’s definitely what everyone will take home from the speech.
Read more at Vulture.
Check out footage of Madonna’s endorsement below:
Last month, rapper–and occasional Madonna copycat–Nicki Minaj got in similar trouble for claiming to be a Mitt Romney supporter on rapper Lil Wayne’s mixtape.
Can this campaign and political climate understand Minaj’s and Madonna’s words as ironic, or are things too serious for such wordplay?
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