I was already going to write something about how Madonna is basically a Nazi-sympathizer at this point, but then I saw this video. This video is so… old-school Madonna. Like it’s 1989 Truth or Dare, Queen Bee bitchiness over NOTHING. Over some dude handing her flowers, and Madonna acts like she was just handed a pile of dog crap. Watch the video:
God, she’s just such a pill. “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that…” Is it something that is known, even by Madge-loonies?
Anyway, back to Madonna and how she loves Hitler. Jesse James has just found his new girlfriend.
The red Kabbalah bracelet around Madonna’s wrist is supposed to ward off the evil eye, but can it withstand some skeptical side-eye, too?
It’s being reported that her dismally reviewed new feature W.E. whitewashes the Nazi ties of its main characters, Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII; according to Variety’s Leslie Felperin, the movie “conveniently ignores matters of historical record, such as the fact that the duke and duchess were honored guests of Hitler at his Berchtesgaden retreat as late as 1937.”
So that’s one thing, but here’s another: Guess who’s thanked in the end credits? “John Galliano and, particularly bizarrely, Leni Riefenstahl,” says Felperin, “which suggests Madonna has, if nothing else, reasons to be grateful to other people accused of harboring Nazi sympathies.”
Indiewire also points out that the credits misspell Riefenstahl’s name, because things were going so well before then.
[From New York Magazine]
Now, last year, I knew there were going to be problems. Madonna went on record claiming – like she was speaking The Truth – that Wallis and Edward “weren’t Nazi sympathizers.” Except that the historical record is very detailed on this subject, and it’s more than “Oh, Wallis just met Hitler on vacation once.” Wallis and Edward were political allies of Hitler, and had Hitler’s plan to conquer Britain succeeded, he would have installed Wallis and Edward as the Nazi Vichy heads of state. There is literally no excuse for getting this critical part of history wrong. That alone is unforgivable.
But then Madonna adds in Galliano and Riefenstahl. Taken on his own, I think I might have forgiven Madonna’s inclusion of Galliano in the credits. Galliano and Madonna have worked together for years, they’re friends and collaborators, and she’s showing a rare moment of loyalty in her support for him, despite his anti-Semitic implosion earlier this year. But Leni Riefenstahl, director of Triumph of the Will and one of Hitler’s favorite propagandists? For goodness sake.
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