Madonna was being “ironic” when she called President Obama a “black Muslim”

On Monday night, Madonna performed in Washington, DC, and she took the opportunity to use her platform to provide a nuanced political argument advocating for women’s rights, gay rights and civil rights for all. Just kidding. She called President Obama a “black Muslim”. Here’s the video:

I mean… she’s an idiot. It was obvious that she was saying it as a mockery of the minority of people who really believe that Pres. Obama IS a Muslim, but it reminded me of The New Yorker cover controversy from 2008 – an attempt at high-handed, tongue-in-cheek, too-cute-by-half satire which only served to provide more ammunition to those who actually believe that Obama is a “black Muslim”. Anyway, Madonna issued a clarifying statement. And she also went to Yom Kippur services dressed in a purple sweatsuit. Because she’s a classy bitch, that’s why.

After referring to President Obama as a “black Muslim,” Madonna was back to taking center stage with her fellow Kabbalah followers at a Yom Kippur ceremony in New York.

According to a witness, the superstar arrived at the Park Avenue Armory on Tuesday in her own kind of spiritual garb — a bright purple sweat suit bearing the number 86 and a hat emblazoned with the word “Vogue.”

Our spy said, “Madonna was the last to arrive, and it seemed like they were holding up the ceremony to wait for her. She came through a back entrance with her daughter, Lourdes, and was seated in the front row. Once she was seated, it could begin. All the men were in white but Madonna had a loud track suit on. Also there was her younger boyfriend, who arrived wearing cream.”

A listing of the event on the Kabbalah Web site reads, “We refer to Yom Kippur as Binah . . . On Yom Kippur, we sit on the throne with Binah and remove the fog in our lives for the entire year to come. On Yom Kippur, we become spiritual royalty, with the ability to increase and improve the quality of life of all human beings.”

Madonna remained quiet and meditative through the service and didn’t greet other followers, not even Donna Karan, who was seated nearby. Our witness added, “She definitely set herself apart from everyone else. She is like the queen of Kabbalah.”

Yesterday, Madonna put out a statement following a backlash over her Monday speech in Washington, DC, where she said, “Now, it’s so amazing and incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House . . . We have a black Muslim in the White House . . . It means there is hope in this country, and Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man.”

Madonna then said through her rep, “I was being ironic. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim — though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were? The point I was making is that a good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to. I don’t care what religion Obama is — nor should anyone else in America.”

[From Page Six]

The Queen of Kabbalah. Ugh. I don’t know what to say about all of that, except that it’s hilarious to me that Madonna showed up for Yom Kippur services in a purple sweatsuit that said “VOGUE”. I mean… why not “Material Girl”? As for Madge’s clarification statement on Pres. Obama… that’s pretty much what Colin Powell said when he endorsed Obama on Meet the Press in 2008. Speaking of, I’m really wondering if Powell is going to do an endorsement this year.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Esmom says:

    “[Madonna] didn’t greet other followers, not even Donna Karan.”

    LMAO. As if DK should be extra worthy of a greeting because she’s a fellow celeb. Please.

    That crotch shot, my eyes! And yes she is an idiot, irony or not.

  2. Rhea says:

    The last pic : “Look into my crotch and tell me that it’s the best crotch you’ve ever seen—MORE than that damn GAGA—-or I’ll shoot you!” -_-’

  3. Jem says:


  4. abby says:

    as if being a muslim is some kind of shameful thing! this is so insulting for the 99% of the peaceful muslims who despise the very few minority of radicals just as much as anyone else. his father was from Kenya and was a muslim but his mother was not. whatever he chooses to believe is his damn business and doesn’t influence my thoughts of him as a president–just sayin

  5. Zelda says:

    I’m more offended by her misuse of the word “ironic”.

  6. Rachel says:

    Also, she does not know the definition of irony…

  7. e.non says:

    she just reeks of desperation.

    i wonder if any crew member calls her ‘norma’ (as in desmond) behind her back.

  8. Ellie66 says:

    Holy shit Madonna close ur legs! Yuk!

  9. Bluedog says:

    If I had paid hard-earned money to go to a Madonna concert, I would be pissed to be lectured at and forced to listen to her INANE politicizing.

    Her crotch looks deformed.

    • lucy2 says:

      Me too – why can’t she just do her job, which is to sing, dance, and flash her icky bits?
      She’s entitled to think and say whatever she wants, but there’s a time and place for it. I don’t think that time is when people have shelled out big bucks for a concert, and that goes for more than just her.

  10. Tiffany says:

    Kaiser. I love the photos you pick to go with the context of the stories you write. Madonna is a idiot, why not show photos of her looking like one. LOVE IT!!!!

  11. Kate says:

    Is it just me or does the world seem to be over Madonna and Gaga now? Like, almost at the same time?

    I used to think Madonna was timeless, a classic, and that no matter what crazy stuff she did, she’s still the chick who sang “Cherish” but with this latest tour, I realized I can enjoy the music that’s over 20 years old without having to defend her stupid actions. She’s an old diva, trying so hard to stay relevant that it would be sad if she wasn’t such an abrasive personality.

  12. V4Real says:

    Seriously Madonna just go away. What are you trying to prove; how desperate you are to stay relevant and how disguisting you look doing it.

  13. Green_Eyes says:

    She needs to close her bony legs.

    Had she said he was being MORONIC instead of Ironic, I would have believed her…All that work she had done, yet these photos are not flattering at all. I’ll just say, she should get a refund.

  14. dooliloo says:

    She needs to retire… correction… She *MUST* retire…

  15. Julie says:

    Hey, how about we get Madonna and Tom Cruise together? Both ego driven and trying to keep careers afloat. Personally I think it’s a match ready to happen.

  16. mln76 says:

    I’m no Madge apologist but what she said was funny. Racist idiots want to believe he’s a Muslim-he’s not. But only people who are bigots should care. Sad that in this melting pot nation we’ve had one Quaker President(Nixon), one Catholic (Kennedy), and one Black man. No women, no Jews, no Muslims,or Buddhists….and under no circumstances an avowed Agnostic or Atheist (at least in modern times). Heck there are diehard Republicans who won’t vote for Romney because he’s a Mormon. It’s shameful.

    • Jayna says:

      Bingo. I can’t tell you the people from the Republican party that still are carrying on he’s a Black Muslim, like, oh, how, slanderous, and the Birther movement is hysterical, still trying to say he wasn’t born here, and these nuts have the candidates kotowing to them. And Romney is hated by that same group because he’s a Mormon and he has to play it down and they still won’t vote for him.

      I have friends telling me Michelle Obama is racist and hates America. These are moderate Republics, too. They hate the Democrats being in office so much they are rabid about it.

    • Adrien says:

      Nobody really knew or cared about what Obama’s religion is. I actually thought he was an atheist. If that was her point then her “irony” missed it. She’s preaching to the wrong crowd (her audience).

    • jwoolman says:

      Please. Nixon was not a Quaker. His mother was, but that’s as far as it goes. Washington DC area Quakers did extend an invitation to him to attend, but he wasn’t interested. Probably realized they would have a serious talk with him about lying, among other things. Anyway, Nixon was just some vague sort of nominal Protestant, like most Presidents. Whatever his wife was determined where he would go to church if he couldn’t avoid it.

    • ShaCur says:

      Interesting you mentioned agnostics… I feel like there’s a lot of confusion with the term and atheism, and I’m not sure why agnosticism gets a bad rap – even from those who seem to understand it. I’m an agnostic largely because I have a deep respect and fascination with religion in general – enough respect to not be a hypocrite and attend services or identify with a religion just because my parents were religious and it became a habit. I can’t imagine people who identify with a particular religion would want someone like me at their services, and I don’t feel comfortable repeating words I don’t believe. I find a lot of agnostics are like this and prefer to not “commit” to something so many hold sacred if that’s not how they feel inside. Maybe we could benefit from an agnostic president…

  17. aims says:

    agreed, a good man is a good man, regardless of how he prays or to whom. unfortunately we have the sarah palins in the world who are ignorant, who are lower then bottom feeders. they live off this crap, and it just fuels an already bigoted and incredable toxic conversation.

  18. DEB says:

    Ugh, Holy Face-Fillers, Batman!! Gross. She looks like an angry, stuffed turkey. Give it up.

  19. ladybert62 says:

    My eyes – my eyes – I need to beach that image from my brain!

    Sorry I am still in shock after seeing that disgusting last picture – how can she even face her children knowing that they are going to see that picture also?

    She is utterly gross and without taste – it seems that the older she gets, the grosser she gets or perhaps it is because she is older that her antics seem grosser since I assume she should have acquired some sensibility of what is acceptable behavior! ^_^

  20. Jaded says:

    Listening to Madonna pontificating on politics would be almost as bad as having to listen to her (lip-synched) concerts.

    If she seriously wanted “to increase and improve the quality of life of all human beings” she’d be out there with her huge bankroll doing something about it, not hiding behind some wackdoodle “religion” and convincing herself she’s a supreme being.

    She’s as phony and hypocritical as they come.

    • Minty says:

      I agree with everything you wrote. This narcissist is the most successful poseur in the music industry. Everything with her is a facade. Madonna is all surface, no depth, and the temporary personas she has used were designed to market herself to as many demographics as possible for her monetary enrichment and self-aggrandizement. I wouldn’t be surprised if her next goal is to be the supreme leader of a cult. Kabbalah is just a stepping-stone.

      No surprise she kept everyone waiting at the Yom Kippur ceremony. She has a long history of making others wait. It’s a deliberate form of disrespect when you regularly inconvenience people. It’s sad that many put up with it just because she’s rich, famous, and arrogant. She often starts her concerts up to 2 hours late and then “entertains” fans by giving them political lectures. WTF! Does that bullsh-t ever justify a $300 ticket?

      Her Malawi charity is now non-existent. I guess she got tired of pretending to be a humanitarian. The children she adopted were wanted by their relatives. They were placed in orphanages temporarily. She could’ve adopted true orphans, but it was somehow better for her to break up families. She says all these politically correct positive things, but her actions contradict her words and show how truly selfish she is. She uses controversy for its own sake and for publicity, but pretends it’s to call attention to social issues.

      Fakety fake inside and out. After the Paris concert/Marie Le Pen controversy, this Obama remark is just the latest of her PR stunts. She’s in her fifties and she still hasn’t grown up. God help her children.

  21. RobN says:

    Apparently she went to the Alanis Morissette school of how to misuse the word ironic.

  22. dorothy says:

    So tired of this over-the-hill has been. Agree, retire, collect your social security and medicare.

  23. Tom says:

    Are we going to be able to enjoy Madonna enjoying her retirement anytime soon?

  24. LAK says:

    So she’s to Kaballah what Tom Cruise is to co$.

    It just validates their high opinion of themselves to have a religion bow to them and treat them as more special/deserving than the other church devotees!

  25. Madpoe says:

    STFU Madge and DANCE!
    Don’t speak!

  26. lisa2 says:

    I never really followed Madonna. I liked some of her music and others not so much. But she use to be an individual. Now she just seem so desperate. All this mouthing off to get attention. When you are a real diva you don’t do this. I wonder if she is threatened by the younger women. She should have kept her game more A (above all the crazy).. Sad that her legacy is becoming a joke.

  27. karley says:

    That last picture is not fair CB. What did we ever do to deserve that crotch of doom shot?

  28. Leen says:

    This whole ‘Obama is a muslim’ pisses me off on so many different levels.

    First of all, why is being a Muslim such a bad and shameful thing? What that you’re muslim you can’t be president? That you are a traitor to your country? Ugh…

    Secondly, why the hell does having a Muslim father mean you are automatically muslim? It’s not an ethnicity people, it’s a system of belief that anyone can chose to be part of and anyone can chose not to be part of!

    Seriously, these people.

  29. Mara says:

    Madonna has zero class she is disgusting .

  30. Random Devotchka says:

    I am Jewish and everytime this lady talks about or tries to do something Jewish I feel it makes my Faith look cheap.

    Also, I still can’t believe what she did to her face. Botox, fillers, I get. But those chicken cutlet cheek implants? She’s trying to look like Marlene Dietrich and Marlene didn’t look like that…

  31. Lisa says:

    Yeah, Madonna, I know. You’re always terribly misunderstood and misinterpreted by the idiots who surround you. I have the same problem. May I peel you a grape?

  32. sassy says:

    I wanna put a condom over her forearm…

  33. swack says:

    As I said on another sight what does being a black muslim have to do with his job – for that matter what does being black have to do with his job. If you think he is the right person for the job then vote him back in, if not vote him out. Also, what is it with these celebs making comments, not thinking about what they are saying and then having to come back and explain what they said. As the old saying goes – Measure twice, cut once applies. I’m from Mo. and Todd Adkin will never get my vote for the comment he made about women and rape. Why does everyone think saying “I’m sorry, I really didn’t mean it” makes it all better?

    • Jilliterate says:

      If I’m reading Madonna correctly (And really, can any of us ever understand Madge?), I didn’t think she was describing Obama as a black Muslim, as in an African-American man who happens to be Muslim, but rather, as a Black Muslim — a member of the Nation of Islam, who have been accused of purporting black supremacy and anti-semitism. It’s one thing to mistakenly think Obama is a Muslim (he’s not, he’s Christian), it’s a whole different kettle of fish to call him a Black Muslim. Either way, Madonna is an idiot.

  34. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Agree with everyone this narcissist needs to retire; lucy2 and bluedog here’s my take on this politicizing many do it from SPringsteen, Toby Keith, Green Day, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam),etc. Go back awhile great bands like zeppelin, queen never did this; they respected their fans and in turn were respected their fans and put on live three hr shows; Many factors have contributed to this decline the poor quality of much music, the lack of stature or aura of the bands, the stripping away of the “magic” by the internet, the collapse of aesthetic distance, etc., What madonna’s vacuous yakking shows is how bored she is and how mediocre her music is, there’s little enjoyment in her playing so politicking fills the space and is a diversion, just my take.
    And for the love of GOD, why is a 53 yr. old dressing like a 16 yr. old cheerleader hollaback girl copy. Those pics would terrify a terrorist.

    • gg says:

      I think you have a pretty damn good handle on the entire industry (which, from my viewpoint in Music City, is TANKING rapidly) and Mad Donna’s tired schtick. Bravo.

      • TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

        Thanks for the response gg; forgive me if i get the reference wrong Music CIty; Detroit or Nashville – if it’s Detroit well still love Aretha and that song from the 80s Whose zoomin Who I believe great song better than most of what’s played today. Question: if the biz is tanking, then why are the payouts to some of these “stars” still skyrocketing. How does this industry avoid the general laws of economic. Just wondering?

  35. gg says:

    That hairdo makes her look old and crazy, like Bette Davis.

  36. Dee Cee says:

    Who listens to her anyway..? She lies, invents and pretends all the time..

  37. Yup, Me says:

    I really intensely dislike when white people reference Abraham Lincoln like he was passionately opposed to slavery and all. He wasn’t. And talking about Lincoln really does NOT mean one is up on matters race related. What is most bothersome is that, as she stands there, flying her “liberal white” flag of ignorance, she is raising two black children. Kids need love- no matter the color AND people who adopt children who are a different ethnicity from them owe it to those children to learn something about the experiences they will have in this world. Based on her comments, I’m guessing Madge hasn’t really gotten that.

  38. epiphany says:

    Madonna is a badly aging, attention addicted a$$hat who obviously needs some remedial education, because she had no idea what “ironic” means.

  39. Lee says:

    What do you expect from a fairground stripper?

  40. BooBooLaRue says:

    Mutton dressed as lamb. Phuey!

  41. annk says:

    She looks like one of the flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz in that first pic. Such an idiot–always has been, always will be.

  42. dcypher1 says:

    That one pic where u can kinda see het vagina is scarry. It looks like its going to open up and eat u.

  43. skuddles says:

    Nice backpeddle Medonna! Except you’re totally full of sh-t. Of course you thought Obama was Muslim. Because everything you say in reference to politics is wrong and misguided and just plain stupid. Love how you then try to throw people off even further by saying it doesn’t matter what religion he is… except apparently it DOES matter to you since you made a big point about it in the first place. Next time, just keep your trap shut – worry about making unshitty music and stop yapping about things you know nothing about.

    Oh, and nice Grand Canyon of a vag Madge.

  44. dorothy says:

    The crotchshot is just disturbing. What kind of person thinks thats attractive?

  45. Amy says:

    I am so glad she does not go to my synagogue.

  46. Sam says:

    OMG this woman is a week older than my mom. Close your legs hooker.

    And is there anything more annoyingly hipster than someone pointing out incorrect use of irony?

  47. Jenn Bee says:

    Could this woman scream, “PAY ATTENTION TO ME” any louder. Close your legs and your mouth no one cares anymore. Wait a few years and do a nostalgia tour of all your greatest hits.

  48. crtb says:

    Her statments were more damaging than helpful. Because there are still a lot of people who believe that the president is a Muslim and think what she said confirms their beliefs. They didn’t get the irony.