Madonna has been turning heads around the world with her use of guns as props on her current tour. She released a new “manifesto” defending the violence and gun imagery to Billboard.com. where she remains adamant that she does not condone violence and insists her headline-grabbing antics were conceived as entertainment.
Madonna brings her controversial show to the ACC Sept. 12 & 13th.
more on the Madonna’s ‘manifesto” here (BTW Madonna has her 43rd #1 on Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart)
Madonna’s note begins, “My show is a journey… it is part cinematic musical theater, part spectacle and sometimes intimate performance art… When you watch a film there are usually good guys and bad guys to help illustrate this point. Sometimes I play both.”
She adds, “It’s true there is a lot of violence in the beginning of the show and sometimes the use of fake guns – but they are used as metaphors. I do not condone violence or the use of guns. Rather they are symbols of wanting to appear strong and wanting to find a way to stop feelings that I find hurtful or damaging.
“In my case its (sic) wanting to stop the lies and hypocrisy of the church, the intolerance of many narrow minded cultures and societies I have experienced throughout my life and in some cases the pain I have felt from having my heart broken.”