Madonna Angers French Fans with 45-Minute Show
(NEW YORK) — Hell hath no fury like a French Madonna fan. An intimate Thursday night show at Paris’ Olympia club ended with angry fans booing and chanting insults when Madonna left the stage after just 45 minutes.
The show, streamed live on YouTube, was billed as a celebration of tolerance and diversity, announced in the wake of the ongoing controversy over Madonna showing images at a Bastille Day concert of far-right National Front party leader Marie Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead. Fan videos posted on the video channel after the Thursday night event show concert-goers booing Madonna and chanting what sounds like “salope,” which depending on the context can mean “b***h” or “slut.”
As of Friday morning, the ‘likes’ on the concert’s YouTube channel were just under 11,000, while the ‘dislikes’ were 13,123. On Twitter, angry tweets about Madonna — many of them in French — continued to arrive by the second.
The Olympia concert will be re-broadcast on YouTube hourly until midnight GMT (7:00 p.m. U.S. ET).
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