During the Women’s March on Washington, entertainer Madonna Ciccone, known as Madonna, gave a fiery speech to assembled feminists. "It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f--- up,” she said from the podium as cameras broadcast her words live. “The revolution starts here, the fight for the right to be free, to be who we are, to be equal. Let’s march together through this darkness and with each step know that we are not afraid, that we are not alone, that we will not back down. That there is power in our unity and that no opposing force stands a chance in the face of true solidarity."
“And to our detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything, f--- you. F--- you!”
CNN had to apologize after airing Madonna’s uncensored screeds. Anchor Brooke Baldwin said after the network cut away from the fading chanteuse, “I just need to apologize for the multiple f-bombs by Madonna.” Baldwin said after Madonna’s f-bombs went out uncensored, “That happens, and we apologize here at CNN for that.” MSNBC also apologized. She was one of several such celebrities who spoke at the event in opposition to Donald Trump and in favor of various progressive and Islamist causes.
During her speech, Madonna also said: "I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything.”
It was the latter remarks that may have gotten her into trouble. According to the New York Post, a Secret Service official averred that Madonna’s remarks will be investigated. The Post quoted the unnamed official saying, “It’s all about intent. Is she intending to do harm to the White House or President Trump?” If the remarks are considered merely inappropriate and that there was no intent on her part, the remarks will be ignored. Otherwise, the case would be turned over to the U.S. Attorney.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told “Fox News Sunday” today: “One of the singers said she wanted to blow up the White House. I mean, can you imagine saying that about President Obama?”
Today, Madonna went on Instagram in an effort to clarify her remarks. She wrote: “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.”
Trump took to Twitter to mock the protesters who had assembled on the National Mall. "Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly."
Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.