Friday, January 9, 2015

Madonna Accused of Exploiting Paris Shooting Tragedy

Madonna is being accused of using the Paris shooting tragedy to promote her new album Rebel Heart.

Madonna is being accused by many online commentators of using the recent terrorist attack in Paris to promote her album Rebel Heart.
The 56-year-old posted a series of photos to her Instagram to offer support after 12 people were killed in the gun attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's Paris offices.
But as Madonna offered encouraging words in the captions for her social media images, she also provided some hashtags which were in promotion of her new album.
The controversy comes on the heels of the pop icon likening the recent leak of her album to a 'form of terrorism' - her comments coming just after the world was left in shock following the Sydney Siege.
Madonna posted a viral image 'Je suis Charlie' (I am Charlie) with the caption: 'These are very scary times we are living in. Ignorance breeds Intolerance and fear. We can only fight darkness with light! We are all Charlie! #revolutionoflove [heart] #rebelhearts.'
Revolution Of Love is a track off her album Rebel Hearts, both of which she used as hashtags at the end of her post.
Another image on her Instagram is of Parisians taking to the streets in solidarity following the Paris attack.
She captioned the photo: 'We must respect all religions!' she wrote. 'we must also RESPECT human life!! Killing in the name of G*D is man's idea not G*D's!!!!#livingforlove #rebelheart'.
Many celebrity blogs and online fans have found the posts to be in poor taste, including Bustle's Maitri Mehta, who wrote: 'Madonna has been aggressive in the promotion for her new album, but I am surprised that she didn’t realize — or no one advised her — that in the wake of such a senseless attack, self-promotion is definitely prohibited.'
Madonna has most recently been in the press for posting Instagram photos of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela that were altered to look like her own image on her new album.
The images caused furor online as many believed she was comparing herself to these revolutionaries and civil rights leaders.
In a statement on her official Facebook page, Madonna said: 'I'm sorry. I'm not comparing my self to anyone. I'm admiring and acknowledging there Rebel Hearts (sic)'.
Jacked from The Daily Mail


Anonymous said...

Nobody's checking for Madonna

Anonymous said...

*smh* Madge's 1994 antics ain't working in 2015. Hardly anyone under 40 gives a shit about her. She's trying to be "edgy" and appeal to the younger generation, but they don't wanna idolize someone old enough to be their grandma.

Anonymous said...

jacking blogs occasionally...

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