Madonna, You Can’t Turn What You Said Into a Virtue

You really can’t brush over this one, Madonna.

1980s Pop music icon, Madonna, made an appearance at Saturday’s pro-abortion temper tantrum, billed as a Women’s March on Washington.

The singer performed several songs for the crowd, then made one of those self-aggrandizing, tedious speeches, including this bit of lovely:

“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,” she said at the march.

Pull it together, Nana.

On Sunday, however, after the despicable comment hit the news and social media, Madonna tried to clarify.

“Yesterday’s Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience. I came and performed ‘Express Yourself’ and that’s exactly what I did,” Madonna wrote on Instagram. “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 its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.”

Actually, to put everything in perspective, she came to promote herself. Everything she does these days is self-promotion with little thought of the consequences.

She began her statement saying “I want to start a revolution of love.” She’s been using some variation of that line since just before her last album released.

And while she may have added “…but I know that this won’t change anything” as a qualifier to her statement about blowing up the White House, she’s been around long enough to know that if someone of her stature puts that sort of statement out, at a time when tensions are as high as they are, somebody will only hear, “I have though an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”

The last thing we need is another John Hinkley Jr.

I get that there are a lot of people upset.

These days, it’s just so vogue to find things to be insulted and outraged about.

I’m not even saying all those women didn’t have a right to express their outrage by taking to the streets.

Even when the cause is disgusting, they have a right to protest or speak out. Nobody is stopping them.

What you don’t have the right to do, Madonna, is passive-aggressively broach the topic of committing some kind of destructive act against the current occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and then say you’re not a violent person.

You’re the worst kind of partisan.

You’re no better than the man you were out there protesting.

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