Madonna paid tribute to a young woman shot by the Taliban by taking her clothes off.
Madonna continued to use her ‘MDNA Tour’ to make yet another controversial statement by strip-teasing to ‘show her support’ for Malala Yousafzai, who was shot on a schoolbus for writing a blog about how important education is.
According to Entertainment Today, she told fans that the news that the 14-year-old had been gunned down by the Taliban had made her ‘cry’.
She said: ‘The 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot on a schoolbus for writing a blog about how important education was to her. The Taliban stopped her bus and shot her. Do you understand the sickness and absurdity of this?’
She rallied the crowd by shouting at them to support education and those who help women.
But then the millionaire decided that this performance clearly was not a strong enough statement, and chose to ‘dedicate’ a strip tease to the girl, who is currently in a critical condition. (Via)
According to the Daily Mail, many Pakistanis are none too pleased with Madonna; they see her striptease as a sign of disrespect and taking advantage of a tragedy for her personal gain. I think it’s a bit of both: Madonna should have picked a classier, less muscular way to spread the word about Malala, but then, we’re talking about Malala, aren’t we? (Read more about her here.)
The one thing everyone can agree on is: at least she didn’t sing “American Pie.”