I hate writing the easy blog.
You know, the blog where you point a judgmental finger at someone and scream “NAUGHTY!” as if they were some kind of child.
Life is rarely that black and white — usually life is full of complexities that make a situation grey more than anything.
However, after what I saw this week I couldn’t help myself.
I'm going to wave a judgmental finger at Madonna today because the legendary singer has been bad.
I am completely baffled by the stunt she pulled this weekend.
On Saturday, Madonna's nearly 30-year role as a rebel took a petty turn for the worst when the singer pulled out a number of fake guns while performing on stage during her Scotland stop on her MDNA tour.
The practice of pulling out guns has become pretty standard for Madonna; the singer has done the act a number of times while on tour.
However, there is nothing normal about the situation that occurred the previous day back in her homeland of the United States. The day before, madman James Holmes walked into a movie theater showing The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Denver, and he unloaded a number of guns, killing 12 people and injuring another 58.
The tragic event was the talk of the town throughout the United States.
The news must have reached Scotland, because authorities over there asked Madonna, who was probably already somewhat aware of what was going on back in the States, to not do the stunt, knowing that it would reflect poorly, and that it was in bad taste.
And yet she did it anyway.
The singer was seen singing, holding various guns, including waving a machine gun. Considering that one of the guns James Holmes used was an assault weapon, this was especially disastrous.
So why did Madonna do it?
I’m not sure, but I can only assume that Madonna relishes the role as the ultimate insurgent, someone who does what she wants and answers to no one.
That’s fine, but there is a time and place for everything. And performing anywhere in the world, swinging fake guns, a day after one of the worst massacres in years happens, is not the way to show your rebellious nature.
It was just a complete foolish act by the legendary singer — one that needs to be rectified with an apology when she touches down in the States again.
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