More tales to tell…
So you thought the Cross controversy from the Confessions Tour was over? Well check out what Yahoo! News reports today.
Police are investigating after a passer-by complained of being offended by a photograph of pop star Madonna hanging in an art gallery in the UK.
Officers said they received a complaint about the photograph which shows Madonna posing on a cross and wearing a crown of thorns.
It was being displayed at the St Giles Street Gallery in Norwich as part of a feature on the work of celebrity photographer Dave Hogan.
“We are currently in the process of establishing the facts,” said a Norfolk Police spokesman.
“In such circumstances we would always try and reach a solution which both upholds the principles of freedom of artistic expression and also prevent any offence being caused.”
Last year police launched a similar investigation after the gallery displayed a bronze statue of Buddha next to an arrangement of a banana and two eggs.
Gallery staff agreed to turn the statue inwards so that the banana and eggs could not be seen by passers-by.
And in case you didn’t have enough, her new Chanel shoes, complete with pistol-shaped heels, caused a sensation when she wore them to the “Filth & Wisdom” premiere yesterday night.
Anti-gun campaigners have denounced Madonna as ‘irresponsible’ and ‘utterly senseless’ for choosing such a design at a time when violent crime involving guns is soaring.
Dee Edwards, co-founder of the charity Mothers Against Murder and Aggression said: “I am utterly disgusted by this. It is not fashion, it is not style, it is an advert glorifying guns and making them seem acceptable.”
“Kids are dying every day from gun and knife crime. I would like to see her walk into a mortuary or a hospital wearing those shoes to see a young child whose life has been ripped from him by guns. I would like to see her claim it as a fashion statement then.”
Crimestoppers also criticised Madonna, saying she was setting back the battle against gun and knife crime.
“We take a strong view on celebrities glamorising violence,” said a spokesman for the charity, which works closely with the police. These celebrities are put on a pedestal and are idolised by many of their young fans so it is time for them to take more responsibility for their actions.”
“Wearing gun-themed attire is foolish and insensitive and is sending out entirely the wrong message.” (From the Mail Online).