So much for Madonna trying to rally people to vote. During last night's "MDNA" tour stop in New Orleans, we got to hear who Madonna will vote for (any guesses???) and she also encouraged people to participate in the election. I guess people weren't in the mood to talk politics though, because reportedly her little speech drew some boos and even some walkouts. That's pretty amazing, considering those concert tix aren't cheap! So what'd Madge say that got the good people of NOLA so irate?
Madonna isn't one to keep her thoughts to herself, not even during a concert, and last night she reportedly said:
Who's registered to vote? I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.
Drawing some boos, she backpeddaled, adding:
Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote.
Hm. This is truly bizarre. So there were Republicans at Madonna's concert?! The GOP hasn't exactly been the party of gay or women's rights this campaign (or any campaign for that matter). Hard to believe there are people who like Madonna enough to pony up for tickets and yet be hardcore Republicans. Madonna has long been a gay icon and has always spoken up for gay rights. And, hey, she also did a strip tease for Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakastani girl shot by the Taliban because she stood up for girl's rights. An odd way of showing your support, but that's Madonna for ya.
I'm not saying Mitt supporters may not enjoy Like a Virgin or Girls Gone Wild as much as the next Dem, but how do you attend a Madonna concert and NOT know that she's going to be an Obama supporter? This would be like my going to a Ted Nugent concert and being offended when he spouts off about gun owners' rights. Some people really live in a bubble.
Maybe they just wanted to get into the groove and not be bothered with political rhetoric.
Would you have booed Madonna?
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