Madonna compares media’s treatment of Britney Spears to witchcraft

Though Madonna and Britney Spears don’t seem to be on BFF terms like they used to be back in the day when they would tongue each other on national television, Madonna is still clearly on Brit’s side. Even though she worked with Brit’s ex, Justin Timberlake (and my eye doctor is 100% sure that they’re hooking up) Madonna has finally commented on the media hype surrounding Britney. Last week she was widely quoted as saying, “Let’s go save her!” about Britney. At the time I thought she might have been saying it sarcastically, since every celeb seems to feel the need to jump on the “Let’s talk about how we’re going to rescue Britney” bandwagon. But it’s clear Madonna has genuine sympathy for Britney, even if the popwreck doesn’t sport her Kabbalah string on her wrist anymore. Madonna is doing a lot of press for the upcoming release of her new album “Hard Candy.” She’s on the cover of the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, and talks about the media’s unfair treatment of Britney Spears in the story.

“When you think about the way people treat each other in Africa, about witchcraft and people inflicting cruelty and pain on each other, then come back here and, you know, people taking pictures of people when they’re in their homes, being taken to hospitals, or suffering, and selling them, getting energy from them, that’s a terrible infliction of cruelty. So who’s worse off?” she asked.

[From Us Magazine]

Boy was that one charmingly convoluted quote. I wasn’t under the impression that witchcraft was the biggest problem in Africa right now, but maybe I’m just hopelessly out of touch on the dark arts. In a weird way, it seems like Madonna is comparing the struggles faced by many Africans to those faced by Britney Spears. And I would never say that Britney’s got it easy right now… but that still seems like a bit of a leap to me. And if witchcraft really is a big problem in Africa… something tells me it’s worse than having paparazzi snapping your picture everywhere you go. I mean I’m sure that’s a pain to deal with and you couldn’t pay me enough to endure that… but I’d probably pick it over “cruelty and pain” and such. Or even over a really bad hex. You can probably figure a way to profit from the paparazzi, but I don’t think you’re going to find many advantages to someone putting a curse on you. Best case scenario, nothing happens. Worst case, you find yourself morphed into a cow from your waist on down. I would definitely rather be Britney Spears than a half-cow. And considering how confusing her quote was, I think that’s what Madonna was really getting at.

Here’s Madonna in the upcoming Vanity Fair.

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  1. daisy says:

    this is coming from Satan by the way.
    She is on the cover of VanityFair showing her ageing vagina again.

  2. Becca says:

    wow, daisy. just wow. satan?

  3. Scott F says:

    If you can come back from Africa and still think Brit has it bad, you are fucked in the head.

    Lets see, I can have tribal wars, ebola, rampant AIDs, ethnic cleansing, epidemic famine, female circumcision, holy war, and roving rape squads


    millions of dollars, the best medical and psychiatric care money can buy, an intact (albeit slightly moronic) family to support me, and hundreds of celebrities making me their new Cause Celeb.

    That’s a maddeningly hard choice, isn’t it?

  4. Cindy Kennedy says:

    Madonna has an amazing body for someone her age.

  5. daisy says:

    Becca Celebitchy posted that vanityfair cover with a very demonic looking Madonna ! lolz.

  6. StoatBoat says:

    I still love Madonna, even though she’s obviously lost her mind. Well, perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I love her MUSIC, and tolerate her and all the bullshit that spews from her mouth. But Britney….I honestly have ZERO pity for her. She’s just a repulsive, stupid pile of shit. Whenever I see her slack-jawed, too far apart, retarded cow eyes, her hideous, filthy weave, and her slutty, too-tight, too-short, stained clothes, I pray for God to strike her dead. Seriously. She can never be fixed, she cannot be saved, and it’s just a waste of time and effort to even try. Nor does she deserve it. She refuses to do anything to try and help herself, she is willfully stupid and spoiled, she hates her children, and wants to spend her time in worthless pursuits like shopping, sucking down junk food and Fraps into her gaping, zit-covered face, and clubbing. Why pity her? She doesn’t WANT help, she doesn’t think she NEEDS help, so let her self-destruct. My concern is for the normal people who need and WANT help, and cannot get it. I cannot feel any pity or sympathy for Britney fucking Spears, and I think the people who do are just stupid. Sorry, but to hell with her. I just hope she kills herself sooner rather than later, because I’m sick of looking at her.

  7. journey says:

    what scott f said about africa


    choosing to preen in front of the paps.

    so many in africa are given no choice in their lives or their death, be it from ethnic cleansing or aids. britney on the other hand has a whole world of choices available to her.

  8. Kate says:

    Is Raising Malawi is an anti-witchcraft program?

  9. dinigi says:

    YOU tell US…it’s NOT a registered charity last I heard. Charity with “red” strings attached is NOT charity, it’s manipulation. The natives are still waiting for an apology for their treatment in “christian” schools and foster homes. Made to abandon their heritage to take up a new religion and way of life

  10. cc says:

    I used to think Madonna was great 🙁

    Now, I think she may be full of shit.

  11. oakling says:

    Do you think she’s secretly, convolutely calling Britney a witch?

  12. Cindy Kennedy says:

    Stoatboat, really, wishing for God to strike someone dead is rather sick. And saying you wish they would kill themselves is sick-o. It really is.

    I am not a huge Britney Spears fan, but I think you are far more messed up than she could ever be.

  13. Sarah says:

    You’re talking about that to your EYE DOCTOR?!?!? Are you kidding me? 😆

  14. MaiGirl says:

    Madonna is so tired she might as well be in a coma. That ridiculous, self-important, fame-skewed quote proves just how irrelevant she is now. I used to think she was kind of cool, but both she and her music have become far too self-indulgent.

    Also, her injection-altered face frightens small children and bunnies.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Actually in Africa people especially women are killed with stones and machetes with accusations of witchcraft…entire villages have been ethnically cleansed using withcraft as the excuse. Madge knows what she’s talking about…and you should read the news more. Chasing after someone and sending them ill will in order to get a photo is very negative…she’s just comparing negativity with negativity. WHether witchcraft is real is up for debate…but witch trials are stil rampant the world over in an effort to quelch women. Sad and True.

  16. xiaoecho says:

    Madonna DOES seem to do a lot of photoshoots posing with her legs apart…

    that said, I agree with her on the Britney thing….it must be utter hell being mentally ill AND having an army of paps shadowing your every move while yelling either false compliments or abuse.

    ….and she is right; witchcraft (or magic, or juju) is a way of life in Africa much as it was in the west five or six hundred years ago

    StoatBoat….you need a therapist for your anger problem

  17. Rianna says:

    i liked madonna about 15 years ago when she was fun and outrageous. now she is as boring as a bar of soap.

  18. RC says:

    it’s not so much the witchcraft as that everyone still believes it exists. as long as people can blame magic, they can kill people for being witches. a lot of the accused witches, medieval period through today, were mentally ill. maybe that’s the connection? she also seems to be invoking the belief that a picture steals part of your soul. in which case, she would be a zombi (traditional sense).

    diningi – depends where in Africa, and whom you ask. some people were genuinely excited about Christianity, and converted willingly. sometimes the mission schools were great. other times, people got screwed over. mixed bag.

  19. quirkygirlkitten says:

    poor madge – she’s had her crotch open to the public for so long she can’t close it anymore.