Oct 29, 2012
Speaking out on political issues has become a tradition at Madonna’s live shows this year. During a recent show in New Orelans, the singer earned boos and caused several fans to leave the show when she told them to vote for President Obama.
The pop star, whose ‘MDNA’ tour has already been marked by several controversial incidents, performed in New Orleans on Saturday. During the show, she asked concertgoers: “Who’s registered to vote?” She then added that she didn’t care who they voted for, “as long as you vote for Obama.”
The audience immediately reacted to the declaration, with some in the hall booing Madonna and others making for the exit.
“Seriously, I don’t care who you vote for… Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote,” she said.
Madonna is famous for openly speaking her mind, no matter the subject. During the Paris show of her MDNA tour, she angered French concertgoers by superimposing a swastika on the forehead of right-wing National Front politician Marine Le Pen.
She then drew condemnation from Russian authorities by expressing support for LGBT rights during her St. Petersburg show, violating the city’s newly introduced law against ‘homosexual propaganda.’
Madonna completed the scandal trifecta with public nudity: She flashed her breasts in Istanbul and bared her backside in London.