Dlisted: Just Plain Bullshit

Friday, September 22, 2006

Just Plain Bullshit



NBC has brought the TV rights to air Madonna's Confessions tour in November. There's a segment where Madge is strapped to a disco-cross and re-enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The network is currently deciding on whether to air that part of the show or not. This number has also caused many religious groups to send her death threats. She finally spoke out about it.

"I am very grateful that my show was so well received all over the world. But there seems to be many misinterpretations about my appearance on the cross and I wanted to explain it myself once and for all.

"There is a segment in my show where three of my dancers 'confess' or share harrowing experiences from their childhood that they ultimately overcame. My 'confession' follows and takes place on a Crucifix that I ultimately come down from. This is not a mocking of the church. It is no different than a person wearing a Cross or 'Taking Up the Cross' as it says in the Bible. My performance is neither anti-Christian, sacrilegious or blasphemous. Rather, it is my plea to the audience to encourage mankind to help one another and to see the world as a unified whole. I believe in my heart that if Jesus were alive today he would be doing the same thing.

"My specific intent is to bring attention to the millions of children in Africa who are dying every day, and are living without care, without medicine and without hope. I am asking people to open their hearts and minds to get involved in whatever way they can. The song ends with a quote from the Bible's Book of Matthew:

"'For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you took care of me and God replied, "Whatever you did for the least of my brothers... you did it to me."'

"Please do not pass judgment without seeing my show."


Why does she have to lie? I mean she did it to be controversial and get some press for her show. There's nothing wrong with that. The old Madonna would that in a second, but to say it's like to show us mankind not to hate each other...WTF?! What does a disco ball cross have to do with mankind loving one another?

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