Madonna Says Her Comments About Blowing up the White House Are 'Metaphor' Amid Calls for Her Arrest
The remarks made during the Women's March sparked furor.
Madonna is walking back on her comments that she wanted to blow up the White House during a fiery speech at the Women’s March Saturday.
"Yes, I’m angry," the “Material Girl” said before the marchers in Washington, D.C., Saturday. "Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know this won't change anything."
But after some backlash from Trump supporters and political pundits, the pop star said her comments were just "metaphor" in an Instagram post Sunday.
Yesterday's Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience. I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did. However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with " I want to start a revolution of love." ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world. I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love. It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. ????♥️????♥️????♥️????♥️???? #revoltutionoflove♥️#revolutionoflove♥️*******************************************************
She wrote: "I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.”
Former Celebrity Apprentice winner and British TV personality Piers Morgan took to Twitter to call for Madonna's arrest. His statement was echoed by former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday's Fox & Friends.
President Trump's team also slammed the "Ray of Light" singer’s comments.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told Fox News: "One of the singers said she wanted to blow up the White House. I mean, can you imagine saying that about President Obama."
Kellyanne Conway told ABC’s This Week: "This is destructive. I read in an article or two that the Secret Service may be investigating that."
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