If you are someone who feels very strongly about the topic of terrorism or Islam, and you want to argue that Islam is not behind the attacks on the French paper Hebdo, I ask that you please take those comments to one of our Islam threads in our "Outlook" forum.
If you are a Madonna fan and wish to argue along those lines, you will have to register for this board and keep all your posts limited to the "Cranky Fans Forum," where you may start a thread about terrorism/Islam there. Thank you.
For my purposes, I am assuming that radical Islam is in fact behind the attacks in France.
This is a dirt bag move, even for her.
(I used the phrase dirt bag BEFORE seeing that the writer of Jezebel also used the same phrase to describe her on this story! Interesting.)
If she is truly concerned for the victims, why not just say condolences with the "Je Suis Charlie" hash tag and nothing else?
Why mention the hash tag that she has been using to promote her album? What next, is she going to take the photos of the murdered cartoonists and photoshop black rope across their faces, as with MLK?
Madonna Uses French Hostage Crisis to Promote Her New Album
- Madeleine Davies
Filed to: DIRT BAG
It's been two days since 12 people were murdered during an attack on the Charlie Hedbo office in Paris and a hostage standoff with the two alleged shooters currently dominates international headlines. So what better time for Madonna to show solidarity with the victims and promote her new album?
"These are very scary times we are living in. Ignorance breeds Intolerance and fear. We can only fight darkness with light! We are all Charlie," she captioned a "Je Suis Charlie" graphic, then hashtagging it with her album title, "#rebelheart."
[snip several Madonna social media posts]
It's fine for Madonna to promote her album. It is fine for her to show her support for the people of Paris following such awful tragedy. But in the future, she might want to keep those as separate things.
- by MAITRI MEHTA
In the wake of the horrific, fatal attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, many American celebrities, especially comedians, have shown their support for the fallen journalists and police officers killed on Wednesday. On Wednesday night, Madonna commented on Charlie Hebdo by offering her support on Instagram, but with a strange, undermining addendum: she posted the wide-spread image that says Je Suis Charlie, but for some reason tagged the photo #rebelheart after the name of her new album.
.. If we want to be generous and give Madge the benefit of the doubt here, its possible her intentions were good. Shes been wildly promoting her music, regramming a photoshopped picture Miley Cyrus posted with her face on the cover of the new album, Rebel Heart. Shes going for a theme of love and acceptance and tolerance. But even this is a thin argument, and its hard to not see this as Madonna exploiting a tragedy to promote her own album.
The singer posted another photo right after of protestors in Paris with Je Suis Charlie signs, and also tagged it #rebelheart. Its uncomfortable, inappropriate, and all around weird. Madonna has been aggressive in the promotion for her new album, but I am surprised that she didnt realize or no one advised her that in the wake of such a senseless attack, self-promotion is definitely prohibited.
Like I said before, I assume her intentions were good. But, if Ive said it once, Ive said it a million times: intent doesnt matter or count for much when you are an offending party. The wake of a tragedy is no time for self-promotion.
- By SHYAM DODGE FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 12:09 EST, 9 January 2015
Madonna is being accused by many online commentators of using the recent terrorist attack in Paris to promote her album Rebel Heart.
The 56-year-old posted a series of photos to her Instagram to offer support after 12 people were killed in the gun attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's Paris offices.
But as Madonna offered encouraging words in the captions for her social media images, she also provided some hashtags which were in promotion of her new album.
The controversy comes on the heels of the pop icon likening the recent leak of her album to a 'form of terrorism' - her comments coming just after the world was left in shock following the Sydney Siege.
Madonna posted a viral image 'Je suis Charlie' (I am Charlie) with the caption: 'These are very scary times we are living in. Ignorance breeds Intolerance and fear. We can only fight darkness with light! We are all Charlie! #revolutionoflove [heart] #rebelhearts.'
Revolution Of Love is a track off her album Rebel Hearts, both of which she used as hashtags at the end of her post.
[snip screen caps of Madonna's social media post mentioning the attack]
Another image on her Instagram is of Parisians taking to the streets in solidarity following the Paris attack.
She captioned the photo: 'We must respect all religions!' she wrote. 'we must also RESPECT human life!! Killing in the name of G*D is man's idea not G*D's!!!!#livingforlove #rebelheart'.
Many celebrity blogs and online fans have found the posts to be in poor taste, including Bustle's Maitri Mehta, who wrote: 'Madonna has been aggressive in the promotion for her new album, but I am surprised that she didnt realize or no one advised her that in the wake of such a senseless attack, self-promotion is definitely prohibited.'
...The Queen of Pop's cover for the album Rebel Heart is a close-up of her face with black string on it, which has been the subject of countless Internet memes, with other iconic artists Photoshopped into the same template.
She added: 'This is niether a crime or an insult or racist! I also did it with Michael jaclson and frida khalo and marilyn monroe (sic).'book
Madonna Is Now Using Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack to Promote Her Album
- by Hannah Ongley
Thursday, January 8th 2015 at 1:25 pm
Has anyone started a petition to get Madonna off Instagram yet? Only a week after the Queen of Pop showed how painfully out of touch she was with a series of Instagram posts depicting black leaders in bondage to promote her upcoming album, shes now using yesterdays devastating terror attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to get that #rebelheart hashtag some traction.
Charlie Hebdo is on everyones lips today as the world attempts to deal not just with the loss of human life but the toll it has on freedom of speech. However Madge barely wasted 24 hours before reposting the emotive images along with her promotional hashtag. We love Madonna, but girl needs to stick to the studio. This mess of an Instagram account is causing her klout score more harm than good.
Then again, maybe we shouldnt be surprised. Shes likened social media to terrorism before, so, like white people dropping the N-bomb, its not a topic she feels shy about.
It appears Madge has now moved onto Elvis. Unfortunately, a slick quiff cant solve the implications of yesterdays tragedy.
Madonna's Instagram causes controversy (again)
- by Luke Burke
Jan 9, 2015
Madonna is accused of promoting her album in wake of the Charlie Hedbo tragedy in Paris
This isn't the first time Madonna has been accused of inappropriately using hashtags on Instagram
- by DAN ZINSKI
You make a good point Madonna. Intolerance is terrible and by the way you have a new album out that we should buy. Murder is awful and go buy Madonnas album. What happened yesterday in France was a horrific tragedy and Madonna wants you to spend money to purchase her music.
Thank you for putting it all in perspective for us, Madonna. For a second there we all forgot what truly matters in this world. But now we remember. Its all about Madonnas album sales. Those people died so Madonna could push product. It all makes sense now. THANK GOODNESS THEY DIDNT DIE FOR NOTHING!!! Please people, buy Madonnas album. Otherwise the terrorists win. If you dont buy the album, its just like you were pulling the trigger yourself.