Madonna Defends 'Blowing Up White House' Comment
Madonna is under fire for some controversial remarks she made during the Women’s March in Washington, DC. Many celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, America Ferrera, and Ashley Judd delivered passionate speeches at the rallies. However, Madonna might have gone too far. The queen of pop, who is famous for pushing boundaries and breaking the rules, told the audience that since Donald Trump became the 45th president, she thought of blowing up the White House. The "Future Lovers" singer went on an epic rant in front of more than half of million people where she dropped a few "F-bombs," and said the Women’s March was the beginning of a revolution.
The entertainer, who supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race, said she was angry and had no plans to back down. She went on to say: "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."
The "Let It Will Be" diva went on to sing a very bizarre version of "Human Nature," which featured lyrics about Trump doing some terrible things to himself. Of course, the remarks went viral, caused a major uproar, and the CIA said they would launch an investigation into the matter.
This morning, the "Dangerous Game" artist issued a statement where she clarified her comments. Madonna explained that she was not a violent person and would never condone horrific acts in the lives of human beings.
In an Instagram post, Madonna said: "I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence, and it's important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with 'I want to start a revolution of love'."
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is not buying the explanation. He said on "Fox & Friends" that the star is part of an "emerging left-wing fascism" and should be in jail. He said: "Frankly, the truth is she ought to be arrested for saying she has thought about blowing up the White House."
Madonna is just like Trump, in August, he made a comment that many saw as inciting violence against Hillary Clinton. Trump said that Second Amendment gun advocates should take care of Clinton if she won the presidency.
He said: "Hillary wants to abolish -- essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."
Trump and Madonna are two sides of the same coin.