Madonna clarifies comments made at the women’s march saying: “I am not a violent person”
Madonna clarifies comments that she made during her controversial speech at Women’s March yesterday on Washington D.C. The pop singer joined other celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson and America Ferrera onstage. She made the speech to speak out in the women’s support for their equality and rights. At a point, her statement to the crowd was that she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White-House.”
Madonna took to Instagram one day later and wrote a lengthy message. And she claimed that the provocative statement shouldn’t be taken for face value. She writes, “Yesterday’s Rally was a beautiful and amazing experience. And what I exactly did there on the stage was come and perform Express Yourself.”
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I want to start a love revolution
Madonna continues, “however some very important points are needed to be clarified. I do not promote violence and I am not a violent person. It is crucial that people listen and understand the entirety of my speech. Instead of taking only one phrase out of the context and making your decisions.”
“I want to start a love revolution” this phrase was the beginning of my speech. And then to marginalized people to not fall into despair and to encourage women, I go on to take this opportunity. I tried to motivate them to use it as their starting point for unity after coming together. And to create a change in the world that is positive,” she stated further.
And to detractors: F**k you. F**k you!!
Madonna explains, “I spoke metaphor and to look at things I shared two ways – one, which I have personally felt, was to feel outrage and anger and one was to be hopeful. However, acting out of anger does not solve the problem, I know that. And there is just one way to change things for the better, with love.”
“To be the part of a chanting audience, it was truly an honor,” this 58-year-old beauty concludes her statement. The people who were not in support of this nationwide protest, Madonna also responded to them during her speech.
She told the crowd, “And to those detractors who of us who insist that this march is not going to add up to anything: F**k you. F**k you. Of the much-needed change, it is actually the beginning.”
We are not going to fall into despair
Thus Madonna clarifies comments and continued, “yes, I am outraged and yes, I am angry. And yes, about blowing up the White House, I have thought an awful lot. But I also know that this is not the solution. This is also not going to change anything. We are not going to fall into despair.”
Other stars such as Blake Lively, Helen Mirren, Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer and many more all also attended this event in other major cities like Los Angeles, D.C., New York City and Chicago.