Madonna Irks McCain With Hitler, Mugabe Comparisons

John McCain sure won’t be seeing any of Madonna‘s Sticky & Sweet Tour, which began with a bang this weekend.

Always controversial, Madonna irritated the presidential hopeful when she and her team played a video tacitly comparing McCain to horrible dictators, like Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and the incomparable Adolf Hitler.

Amid a four-act show, a video interlude carried images of destruction, global warming, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, Zimbabwe’s authoritarian President Robert Mugabe – and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Another sequence, shown later, pictured slain Beatle John Lennon, climate activist Al Gore, Mahatma Gandhi and finally Barack Obama.

Furious over Madonna’s hyperbolic act, the McCain camp used its reply to cast a shadow over Obama.

Said a spokesman: “The comparisons are outrageous, unacceptable and crudely divisive all at the same time. It clearly shows that when it comes to supporting Barack Obama, his fellow worldwide celebrities refuse to consider any smear or attack off limits.”

Here’s a rough snippet of the action…