Madonna Clarifies ‘Blowing Up White House’ Speech, Says Context Is Necessary
Madonna left little unsaid during a truly powerful speech at the 2017 Women's March in Washington D.C. on Saturday (January 21), but she's moving to clarify the sentiment's most inflammatory section.
In a particularly heated part of the oration, Madonna — who's vehemently against Donald Trump and Trump's new administration — noted "Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair."
Quickly, Madonna drew ire for the explosive sentiment, but yesterday (January 22), she tried to explain in an Instagram post that the words were simply a fractional component of much broader themes of love and tolerance.
"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," she wrote. "I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things - one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love."
What did you think of Madonna's speech, and did it need clarifying? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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