Madonna Getting Sued By French Fascists For Swastika Imagery

The National Front, France’s far-right wing political party, announced on Sunday that it planned to sue Madonna after she showed a video at a concert in Paris depicting leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead.

Wow, you’d think a party that called Nazi gas chambers “a point of detail” in WWII would be able to take a little teasing.

Madge has screened the clip before and the Front National had threatened to take action if she played it France, which she did at the Stade de France on Saturday. In it,  party leader Marine Le Pen’s face was seen in montage, followed by Madonna’s with a Hitler mustache.

Since its founding in 1972, the Front has spewed racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semetic and AIDS-phobic rhetoric, though Le Pen, who inherited control from her father, Jean-Marie, has tried to bring the party more into the mainstream.

Will Madonna be able to leverage this into more publicity? Sure. But if Madge has taught us anything, it’s that the political and commercial can exist side-by-side.


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  • Don

    It’s things like this that make me love Madonna.

  • MikeE

    I know this is the equivalent of an entertainment industry fluff piece, but… please, the word is “Semitic”, with two “I”s. The root of the word is “Semite”, not “semete”.

    Even my browser has a spell-checker that underlines spelling errors. How come Queerty’s writers don’t have spell-check on their word processors? Or do you guys write your articles on your iPhones?

  • the other Greg

    @MikeE: Dan “Aviary” probably won’t fix it either. Probably busy with the weekly underwear thing.

  • Randall Reynolds

    I think she’s trying too hard lately….

  • Hyhybt

    @MikeE: iPhones have spell check.

    I’m more curious how anyone could have been spewing AIDS-phobic rhetoric in 1972.

  • Frenchfrog

    If marine le pen is a fascist then Madonna is a bigot
    Proof of intelligence Madonna who’s life is ” perfection “reaches the Godwin point se easily not?
    Ridiculous people not seeing what is going on in this world

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