Madonna defends use of guns on MDNA tour
Posted August 28, 2012
Is a journey
The journey of a soul from darkness to light
It is part cinematic musical theatre.
Part spectacle and sometimes intimate Performance art."
That's just a bit of Madonna's "manifesto," a letter in which she is responding to criticism about her MDNA tour, particularly for her use of fake guns on stage.
In the manifesto, released to Billboard.com, Madonna she says she does "not condone violence or the use of guns. Rather they are symbols of wanting to appear strong and wanting to find a way to stop feelings that I find hurtful or damaging."
She goes on to say, "In my case its wanting to stop the lies and hypocrisy of the church, the intolerance of many narrow minded cultures and societies I have experienced throughout my life and in some cases the pain I have felt from having my heart broken."
She also says, "When you watch a film there are usually good guys and bad guys to help illustrate this point. Sometimes I play both."
Madonna doesn't address her breast and butt flashing, but writes, "It's very important to me as an artist that my show not be taken out of context. It must be watched with an open heart from beginning to end. ..."
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