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Madonna Apologizes For Martin Luther King Jr. & Nelson Mandela 'Rebel Heart' Images

Madonna Apologizes For Martin Luther King Jr. & Nelson Mandela 'Rebel Heart' Images

Madonna has issued an apology after she received major backlash for her use of Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Bob Marley images to promote her upcoming album Rebel Heart.

“I’m sorry. I’m not comparing my self to anyone. I’m admiring and acknowledging there (sic) Rebel Hearts. This is niether (sic) a crime or an insult or racist! I also did it with Michael Jackson (sic) and Frida Khalo (sic) and Marilyn Monroe,” the 56-year-old entertainer wrote in a statement.

She added, “Am I say I am them, NO. I’m saying they are Rebel Hearts too. And I didn’t do it, my fans did. And I just re-posted those photos. My fans aren’t racist either. If they put me in the same category as those other people, Thank you. I’m very flattered and I hope one day to live up to 1 100th of what those people accomplished.”

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  • spider

    Anybody who’s followed Madonna, knows she’s always supported black people. I am a black man, and I support her using the images. This media crap is ridiculous. She didn’t use those images in a derogatory fashion and even if she did we have to understand free speech goes both ways.

  • RandomCommenting

    Go away Madge

  • http://yourmommabacksite.com Wendy’s Truth Liquid

    She is paying homage. Why people are so sensitive. Get a life. Maybe they are bored.

  • James Lamkins

    She is not a person of the same sorts.What has she done for human rights. Her fans are just sheep and she feeds them the bull. She is a Material Girl. Not spiritual.

  • forrest gump

    THERE NOTHING WRONG, madge
    no worries!!

  • Betty

    Slow news day anyone? another day when people have way too much time so they can diss perfectly alright comments from Madonna.
    Let her express herself. Stop the nonsense SNS hate.
    Calling her a racist is the most stupid thing anyone can say since she has done SO MUCH for Black, Gays , women..etc…
    Be grateful you ungrateful bitches. If you wanna hate someone, just hate yourself!

  • Greg Walker

    Yawn.

  • Jason Jones

    they are so sensitive because they are ‘entitled’ and ‘owed’ and will continue to be as long as people like Madonna lay down to them.

  • Jay

    She meant nothing by it. She was simply saying they went against the grain, like she tries to. She sees all of them as rebel hearts but others do not, entertainers and freedom fighters. Her mistake was thinking people thought MJ, Marilyn, Frida, and lennon’s contributions were equal to MLK or Nelson Mandela.

  • Michelle

    How is this offensive? And why does she have to apologize?

  • Michelle

    After you.

  • Jay

    don’t think this is coming from black people. We have real shit to worry about. Probably media fuelled. Theres nothing happening and they have to sell papers.

  • Jay

    Don’t belittle her to make you feel better about yourself. You don’t know what she is and what she isn’t.

  • Jay

    WTF. Who is entitled and owed????

  • HairyLongProng

    OH GOD…Are we really serious? Thank you Madonna! Those monkeys were trouble makers anyway…

  • Jay

    You can point out the obvious, and defend madonna who really doesn’t need defending in this instance without being hateful towards others. Who are the ‘ungrateful bitches’. Love me some Madonna, and she has no reason to apologise here. But Blacks, Gays and women do not owe Madonna. Madonna does not live her life in service. She serves her own self interest first like most people. She did/does what she does for her, and she is honest about it. She is an entertainer, an entertainer who is non-judgemental, supportive of everyone and inclusive in her art. But don’t get it twisted when has Madonna ever gone out on the limb for Blacks, Gays or women?

  • Michelle

    YUCK! It’s always one of you people among us civilized folks. Can you keep your racist filth with you and your kind, cause just in case you haven’t noticed, WE are now a mix race of people globally and your mentality doesn’t work in this new world. NOT SORRY!

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Her pathetic public school education really shows.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Madonna’s an idiot with the writing skills of a 3rd grader. That offends me. Oh, and that crap with using ACTUAL icons to promote her idiocy.

  • Jay

    This right here is an example of wilfully misunderstanding someone in order to cause drama. If you are offended it’s really because you want to be offended or you don’t like Madonna and want to knock her down a peg for comparing herself to the other entertainers.
    It’s obvious what she meant.

    P.S
    Stop making this racial. Most people don’t care about what Madonna posts on instagram, and if people do they probably just looked at it for a sec and thought ‘hmm, wonder why no of her team flagged this shit’ and moved on.

  • http://BONNIELYNNPHOTOBLOG.COM/ the Little Distraction :D

    Its not the intended meaning its that she fully knew that those who ARE NOT familiar with her work would be shocked and upset. Its media manipulation at its best and then she sits back and says “who me?” and its tiring now and boring. At what point does she not see who own value as an artist and just let the music speak for its own merit? Old marketing techniques just MAKE HER LOOK OLD.

  • Lola_coop

    You are a disgusting human being.

  • VanityInsecurity

    wow.. Madonna a racist? LMAO! people get a damn life already!

  • Paul Ester

    Speaking for all Madonna fans, go to hell you racist POS.

  • lolo

    How can you make a genuine apology if you’re not even bothering to spell these people’s NAMES correctly? Let alone the other spelling/grammatical errors.

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    http://bit.ly/1But3N0 follow this and enjoy the rest of your day

  • Paul

    Then if you don’t know what she has done then it is you who is the sheep of the superficial sensationalist media wagon. How about gay rights, women’s rights, her projects in Malawi? This is just a few. Do research before you make a tit of yourself with uninformed comments.

  • Paul

    How about built schools in Malawi, spoke up for gays on many occasions on tour and in video (paying a stupid fine for speaking up on behalf of pussy riot in Russia). Out on a limb? She has risked her controversy highlighting these issues damaging her career. It is fighting these issues that keeps her going and yes of course she is going to benefit from the success of her career but stop making her out to be a selfish money grabber when she has done a lot for charities and many other causes.

  • Jay

    I wasn’t even hating on Madonna. I like Madonna. But I’ll say it again. Black people do not owe Madonna.
    Gay people do not owe Madonna.
    Women do not owe Madonna.
    But I can name a number of people who have scarified in this fight for equality, that many people do owe.

  • HairyLongProng

    LEAVE YOUR WALLET OR PHONE LAYING AROUND AND WATCH HOW FAST ONE OF THOSE APES GRABS IT…

  • HairyLongProng

    LEAVE YOUR WALLET OR PHONE LAYING AROUND AND WATCH HOW FAST ONE OF THOSE APES GRABS IT…

  • Brian Laverte

    MADONNA…RACIST? REALLY? DIDN’T SHE HIRE BLACK BACK-UP DANCERS, DATE BLACK MEN, ADOPT A BLACK KID? AND JUST HOW RACIST IS THAT?

  • Brian Laverte

    Hate to tell you this, but she’s hired blacks, dated blacks (Remember Dennis Rodman and A-Rod?) and she adopted a black baby. So the only monkey around is apparently yourself. A white monkey…hmmmm…a BABOON!

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Mo just wants to be a Rebel Heart, yup !
    And she´s not a racist !
    That´s all about it !
    ***
    Mo-Rebel-Heart-Power-ForeverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrMo, yo !
    217, give me 5, makes 222, 168 !
    Highhhhhhhhh 6 !!!!!!
    ***
    Of course, this time Mo behaved like a copycat, yup !
    But this copying is allowed, I think.
    She did not steal a melody of a song.
    She copied just ´a piece of fashion´. Similar to a necklace with a cross, although that´s already a religious symbol at the same time.
    This ´piece of fashion´ here is a symbol for a REBEL HEART, yup !
    ***

  • HairyLongProng

    How does that change what I said????

  • FataMorgana

    Lamer than lame.
    Darling, you sound like a 14 years old girl.

  • James Lamkins

    She is a material girl. Illuminati puppets. Tired of the gay propaganda. Where is the rights for people who want to go fuck themselves.

  • Paul

    Such an idiotic reply. You have the right to go and fuck yourself so feel free to exercise that right now!

  • Paul

    Does she say people owe her anything? No! What does it matter what the motives for anyone to fight for rights. At least some fucker is fighting them. Stop being an arse and finding a way to criticise someone who is doing good. Stop assuming you know her motives.

  • Jay

    Please read next time. I was replying to someone, who said that the people in question owed madonna.

  • Paul

    No they didn’t and I have read it. No one has said anyone owes Madonna. She simply said be grateful for what she has done instead of criticising her. So my point still stands. Madonna doesn’t do these just for her. A lot of the things don’t really get that much exposure what she has done. You are just one of these people who just want Madonna to be a selfish bitch and believe anything she does is fulfilling to that assumption you make.

  • Jay

    If you’ve read what I wrote why do you think I’m hating on Madonna. I stand by what I said, I love madonna she is very compassionate but No Gays, and Women do not owe her anything. That should be reserved for people who lived their life in service for a cause.

  • James Lamkins

    Suck my ball ya Jersey Shore faggot

  • James Lamkins

    Sheep

  • Paul

    You contradict yourself. Going on about human rights yet here you are using derogatory discriminating words. All you are doing is showing how full of shit you are.

  • Paul

    Your intelligence shines bright here. Sense the irony.

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