Madonna says her words had been taken out of context
While speaking at the Women’s March held in Washington, Saturday, singer Madonna may be took things a little too far when she took to the stage to express her anger about the Trump presidency.
She caught the attention of many, including the Secret Service, when she said she’d thought of blowing up the White House.
‘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.’ she said.
Her speech was not that well received as Trump supporters quickly pointed out that such comments would never have been made against the Obama administration.
In her defense, the pop star took to Instagram to clarify that her comments had been taken ‘wildly out of context’ and she’d never meant any harm.
‘Yesterday’s Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience.
I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did.
However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in it’s entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.
My speech began with ” I want to start a revolution of love.” ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world.
I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love.
It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. ♥️♥️♥️♥️ #revoltutionoflove♥️#revolutionoflove♥️’ she wrote.
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