Film Festival Volunteers Weren’t Allowed to Look at Madonna

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09.13.11 42 Comments

Madonna is still trying to fight back against all the bad publicity she got over that

“She’s entitled to like any flower she wants and she didn’t want to hurt the feeling of the hydrangeas of the world. No disrespect to the hydrangeas lovers of the world but she prefers different types of flowers.”

Then more recently, she made the sarcastic video above apologizing to hydrangeas. Now, I hate to be Captain Obvious here, but guess what, you dumb old twat, no one cares that you don’t like hydrangeas (as ridiculous as that may be). It’s more that you couldn’t just accept a gift and go on thinking whatever you please without rolling your eyes and immediately making a big show about how you hate hydrangeas in your fake British accent. Rampant pro-hydrangea bias is not to blame for people thinking you’re a bitch. Way to make a video focusing solely on the hydrangea angle though, it really shows you have a sense of humor about yourself. YAY, SHE’S JUST LIKE US!

In other more-great-publicity-for-Madonna news, she’s still at the Toronto Film Festival promoting her film W.E., and word from the festival is that festival volunteers were ordered to stare at the wall when she walked by backstage.

Madonna was all smiles and compliments for Canada in general and TIFF in particular, when she visited the festival Monday to promote her new film, W.E. One observer even heard her thank the festival’s orange-shirted volunteers.
It was a bit of a different story backstage, however, when eight of those volunteers were asked to turn their faces to a wall so that they would not look at the pop-star-turned-movie-director as she made her way to her press conference about the film. One volunteer told the Globe they all dutifully stood with their backs to her as she passed. [GlobeandMail via Superficial]

I’m trying to give her the benefit of the doubt here, because DON’T-LOOK-THEM-IN-THE-EYES stories in relation to celebrities are as old as time, and it’s hard to imagine someone famous not knowing that that kind of thing makes them look like an A-hole. Also, it says the volunteers “were told” to look at the wall. It doesn’t say who told them. Madonna’s reps? Festival organizers? Reps are always making ridiculous demands their bosses don’t know about and probably wouldn’t sanction. F*ck it, it was probably straight from Madonna. If she’s out-of-touch enough to think she’s convinced people she’s British and that people were only mad at her because they love hydrangeas, she’s totally capable of demanding that proles keep their peasant eyes off her majesty. I’ve heard she eats babies and drinks pee. True story.

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