Singer Madonna unleashed a torrent of curse-words and criticism against President Donald Trump, drawing backlash for some of her comments.
Madonna, who appeared at a women’s march rally in Washington D.C., told a crowd on Saturday, “I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” She later added that she “knows this won’t change anything.”
“It seems as though we had all slipped into a false sense of comfort, that justice would prevail and that good would win in the end,” the 58-year-old added in her profanity-laced tirade.
Madonna’s admission that she had “thought about blowing up the White House” was cheered by #WomensMarch attendees.
Let that sink in. pic.twitter.com/ol6aPamfAH
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 21, 2017
The comments on blowing up the White House drew significant social media criticism, forcing her to respond on Instagram. “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,” Madonna wrote, adding it was an “opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair.”
In the Instagram comments section, many users indicated that she went too far.
“You speak words of violence. That is not love. I pray you find peace,” wrote one person. Added another: “I am disgusted with all the stars behavior especially yours. Glad my daughters do not listen to your music (sic).”
An unconfirmed report said that the U.S. Secret Service would investigate her comments regarding the White House.
Meanwhile, an official in the Trump administration called out Madonna, issuing a statement to NBC Washington on Sunday.
“Comments like [Madonna’s] are absolutely unacceptable and had they been said about President Obama, the mainstream media would be in an uproar,” the unnamed official said. “The Trump administration welcomes a robust discussion regarding the critical issues facing America’s women and families.”
The protests reportedly drew about 2.5 million participants in a number of cities.