Madonna: Defender of gun rights?
posted at 1:57 pm on June 21, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
But that choreography drew criticism with the first act of her tour relying heavily on the use of guns. Despite that criticism, Madonna says she never would have left that part out of her MDNA Tour documentary.
“That would be like asking people to not have guns in action movies,” she said. “I mean the thing is, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. That whole first section of the show is like an action movie, and I was playing a super vixen who wanted revenge.”
Madonna even gave a statement that she does not condone violence, and that her work is art and nothing more.
“But I know there was several movies that delayed release because of the shootings, for example, at Sandy Hook Elementary school,” Vargas said.
“Well that’s not going to change the situation,” Madonna replied. “This all comes from fear and ignorance, and people not really raising their children, or not paying attention to what’s going on.”
I’ve never been a Madonna fan — at all — but kudos to her for this common-sense statement. And, er, good luck to her in dealing with her Hollywood friends about it, too.