Madonna Booed For Pushing Fans To Vote For Obama
Madonna drew a chorus of boos at her concert in New Orleans on Saturday night after she prodded the audience to vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election.
About halfway through the show, the singer asked the crowd "who's registered to vote?" She then added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." The audience then began hurling boos at the stage, with some people even walking out of the concert.
Madonna then tried to calm the crowd by backtracking a bit, saying, "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for . . . do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."
Madonna has drawn criticism a number of times on the MDNA tour for making politically charged statements, including in May when she went after French politician Marine Le Pen by superimposing a swastika over her face as part of a video montage. Then, in September she baffled fans at a show in Washington DC by saying "So, you all better vote for f--kin' Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right, we have a black Muslim in the White House!"
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