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How Pathetic Is Madonna? Aging Pop Star Strips on Stage to Support Pakistani Shooting Victim

Word to the young, the stunning and the super famous super rich: here’s a snapshot of what you DON’T want to become in your 50s, a tragically sad and desperate aging pop icon whose stage antics to get attention keep stooping lower and lower. I’m thinking that  Madonna has just about hit her all time personal low with her latest stunt. She performed a live strip tease on stage “in support of shooting Pakistani victim Malala Yousafzai.” That is Madonna’s sickest and most inappropriate stage stunt yet. It’s exactly the kind of support that Malala and her family don’t need.

Is Madonna actually losing it? Or has she decided that negative publicity is better than no publicity at all?

It’s a cautionary tale for all the others in the celebrity world who act out in strange ways to get publicity. Because they never know when it’s going to backfire and badly. After listening to Madonna’s music for three decades, I’m more than a little bit grossed out by the woman and the increasingly sickening things she does on stage to get her face on the pages of a magazine. No one ever told Madonna it would still be fun to try to go out on tour and be a “pop star” again at age 54.  Maybe menopausal women who still want to be pop stars in the music biz ought to hang it up. Or maybe it’s just Madonna, and the fact that she ought to hang it up and go home.

Madonna: get off the stage and go home. Don’t you have some kids to raise anyway?

 

Article and photos cited from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2217227/Malala-Yousafzai-Madonna-dedicates-onstage-striptease-Pakistani-girl-shot-Taliban.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DAnna%2BEdwards

 

The most inappropriate show of support: Madonna, 54, dedicates onstage striptease to Pakistani girl shot by Taliban

  • Slammed as ‘cheap self-publicity’ as singer strips off to ‘support’ teenager shot for criticising terrorists
  • Madonna writes Malala Yousafzai’s name across her back after education activist was shot on a school bus
  • Pakistani people furious at bizarre display during the MDNA tour

By Anna Edwards

PUBLISHED: 10:23 EST, 13 October 2012 | UPDATED: 11:11 EST, 13 October 2012

 

Clearly not content with flashing a nipple and ‘ironically’ calling Barack Obama a Muslim, Madonna has decided to wade in on the brutal killing of a Pakistani girl who was shot for speaking out against the Taliban.

Madonna continued to use her ‘MDNA Tour’ to make yet another controversial statement by strip-teasing to ‘show her support’ for Malala Yousafzai, who was shot on a schoolbus for writing a blog about how important education is.

On her Wednesday night performance in the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, the singer began by telling her audience that she wanted have a ‘serious talk’.

 Madonna stripped off to 'dedicate' her act to a Pakistani girl who is in hospital in a critical conditionInappropriate: Madonna stripped off to ‘dedicate’ her act to a Pakistani girl who is in hospital in a critical condition

 

In yet another 'controversial' act, the singer took her clothes off to support a cause that had touched herIn yet another ‘controversial’ act, the singer took her clothes off to support a cause that had touched her

Madonna shouted 'support education'... before taking her clothes off, angering Pakistani people who branded it 'cheap self popularity'Madonna shouted ‘support education’… before taking her clothes off, angering Pakistani people who branded it ‘cheap self popularity’

Madonna performing in her MDNA Tour at Staples Center, Los Angeles, when she decided to embark on a stripteaseMadonna performing in her MDNA Tour at Staples Center, Los Angeles, when she decided to embark on a striptease

Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, but survivedMalala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, but survived

According to Entertainment Today, she told fans that the news that the 14-year-old had been gunned down by the Taliban had made her ‘cry’.

She said: ‘The 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot on a schoolbus for writing a blog about how important education was to her.

‘The Taliban stopped her bus and shot her. Do you understand the sickness and absurdity of this?’

She rallied the crowd by shouting at them to support education and those who help women.

But then the millionaire decided that this performance clearly was not a strong enough statement, and chose to ‘dedicate’ a strip tease to the girl, who is currently in a critical condition.

She turned her back to reveal ‘Malala’ written across it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

‘This song is for Malala,’ she said, before singing her ‘Human Nature’ song.

But her attempt to make a stand in the name of Malala backfired after furious Pakistanis discovered her act.

There was a chorus of disapproval from Twitter users, who branded her performance a shameless attempt to garner attention, Entertainment Today reported.

@OHPakistan tweetwed to NBC News’ Amna Nawaz: ‘Get it Right: Associating #Madonna with #Malala IS DISRESPECT TO #Malala!!! Plz. Give #Malala a rest!’

User @bijm30caahm condemned the move: ‘Not the right way to pay Homage to Brave Malala. Its a way to earn cheap self popularity.’

A Taliban gunman boarded a packed school bus and shot a teenage education activist twice at point blank range.

The brave teenager was targeted by the Taliban after speaking out against atrocities committed under the regime.

People have protested against attack on Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, in Hyderbad, PakistanPeople have protested against attack on Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, in Hyderbad, Pakistan

 

The senseless attack on of Malala Yousafzai has captured the heart of the Pakistani people, who have been praying for her recoveryThe senseless attack on of Malala Yousafzai has captured the heart of the Pakistani people, who have been praying for her recovery

According to Malala’s friend Shazia, speaking to the Christian Science Monitor, a group of militants riding on a bike stopped the bus carrying the schoolgirls.

Masked men then boarded the vehicle and pointed guns at the girls, asking for Malala.

A hooded Taliban militant shouted: ‘Which one of you is Malala? Speak up, otherwise I will shoot you all. She is propagating against the soldiers of Allah, the Taliban. She must be punished.’

Almost as soon as he shouted this, the militant recognized the youngster and shot her at point blank range.

The shooting has horrified people in Pakistan and internationally, and has been followed by an outpouring of respect for a girl who earned the enmity of the Taliban for publicizing their acts and speaking about the importance of girls’ education.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the shooting, saying that the girl was promoting ‘Western thinking’.

Malala was shot twice at close range and is currently unconscious in hospital in a critical condition.

Madonna has also used her tour to encourage her fans to support Obama by demanding they vote for ‘the black Muslim in the White House’.

The Queen of Pop threw her weight behind the president during a concert in Washington, D.C. on Monday, before stripping off her shirt to reveal her massive ‘Obama’ temporary tattoo on her back.

But she made a fatal error – which she later said was ‘deliberately ironic’ – because Obama is a Christian.

Surprise endorsement: Madonna 'backs' Obama with a temporary tattoo during her MDNA Tour at the New York's Yankee StadiumMadonna ‘backs’ Obama with a temporary tattoo during her MDNA Tour at the New York’s Yankee Stadium

RobSten Reunited? You Know It MUST Be Important When the Washington Post Weighs In

Last night at about 2 am it was still a widely circulating rumor. This morning it’s being reported as a fact.

America‘s favorite vampire couple is [ at least apparently ]  reconciling this month after Kristen Stewart‘s tawdry little summer affair with her “Snow White and The Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders, but it would make good business sense if the two gorgeous mega-stars could at least be on good speaking terms for the coming fall 2012 movie premiere season.

Rumor has it Kristen’s dad played into the rumored renegotiation of their mutually broken hearts, when he contacted Robert Pattinson and asked him on behalf of his forlorn daughter to please “give Kristen one more chance.” Like any other salacious rumor, this may or may not be exactly how it all went down, but the word on the street is they are now talking., er ummm, reuniting, no strike that, they are moving in together again, and the past tense real estate is flying.

But then again I’m game enough to openly speculate that there is a very real possibility that this entire grisly spectacle [ the affair, the breakup, the reunion, the collateral damage, the TV and movie spin-offs, the dream of even larger profits to come ] had been privately pre-arranged between the two super-stars, movie producers and Sanders to garner massive global media intrigue, thus possibly creating the perfect set-up for an explosive attendance record for the last installment of the “Twilight” film trilogy. Stranger things have happened in Hollywood.

If I was a movie producer or a studio executive who lived for the greed of surpassing each motion picture‘s profit balance sheet with yet another motion picture which surpasses the most recent one, [ isn’t that who they are? ] and hell bent on earning the most money for my next  film franchise EVER, it would not be out of the question that I would push several million dollars toward my mega stars under the table just to have them publicly play out the highly charged roles of predatory villain [ Rupert Sanders ], cheater [ Kristen Stewart ] and jilted stunningly handsome Romeo [ Robert Pattinson ].

Can you imagine a better script for an all out  movie premiere media frenzy? After all, they are two actors and a director, and we are all just the consuming fools who have been convinced that vampirism is now one of the sexiest activities on planet earth.

Processing the Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reconciliation rumors