Left or Right, he makes a great point.
If a RIGHT-leaning musician had said the same thing about Obama’s White House? We’d STILL be hearing the outrage.
But Madonna thinks she can get a pass for EVERY stupid thing she says publicly. Like that time when she dropped an N-bomb about her own son (WTF?) and raced to ‘retract’ it.
‘I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram,’ she said in a public statement posted on her Instagram and Facebook feeds.
‘It was not meant as a racial slur. I am not a racist. There’s no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention.
‘It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white.
I appreciate that it’s a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.’
But she was protected by her leftist street-cred. Meanwhile, contrast that ‘forgiveness’ to the Paula Deen story.
That leads us into some actual blowback Madonna is starting to face in the marketplace.
A Texarkana classic hits radio station won’t be playing “Material Girl” anytime soon: HITS 105 has knocked Madonna off its playlist as “a matter of patriotism,” calling the singer’s Women’s March on Washington speech “un-American.”
In a statement posted on the station’s Facebook page, general manager Terry Thomas said “Banning all Madonna songs at HITS 105 is not a matter of politics, it’s a matter of patriotism. It just feels wrong to us to be playing Madonna songs and paying her royalties when the artist has shown un-American sentiments. If all stations playing Madonna took their lead from us, that would send a powerful economic message to Madonna.”
The ‘haters’ piled on… but were handled with class.
“Well, I guess your publicity tricks are working,” responded one. “Now I know this radio station exists. Thank Madonna for that.” (The station thanked that reader for his “light-hearted answer”). Said another Facebooker, “You have 600 likes and are just using Madonna for attention. Her remarks were on behalf of women’s rights, your ban is for a cheap ratings stunt. You are confusing patriotism with blind, partisan zeal and theatrics.”
And then there was this: “Who listens to terrestrial radio anymore?” Responded HITS 105, “We have an app in the App Store, or the Play store, if you would prefer to listen on your phone.” —