As a rule of thumb, celebrities are not renowned for their intellectual abilities, and fewer celebrities are better known than Madonna. Many enjoy her music, but as for her intellectual faculties, it is best left to the reader to judge how acute they may be. Like it or not, such public figures wield a surprising degree of influence over the impressionable minds of their fans, and she possesses a considerable number of the latter. What she says therefore, irrespective of the merits of the words that she speaks, can be adjudged to be, to some extent, of note.
Earlier this year, Madonna courted controversy by performing in Israel against a back-projection showing Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed upon her forehead. This, not unnaturally, caused a degree of justifiable irritation on the part of Madame Le Pen, given its baseless and defamatory nature. Now Madonna has chosen to make another political statement, but this time pertaining to electoral politics in the USA where she last night publicly declared in favour of Obama’s presidential candidature. Before an audience of whooping and adoring fans she described Obama as “a black Muslim in the White House”, and stated that they had “better vote for fucking Obama, OK?” More whoops ensued, and nobody raised any objection to her description of the President as “a black Muslim”, although he himself has averred that he is a Christian. She later tried to wriggle out of this apparent gaffe by stating:
If you would to hear her ‘eloquence’ in action before her fans, then watch the video below. Alternatively, if you are not inclined to waste the best part of three minutes, do not bother.