Thursday, January 26, 2017

Texas Radio Station Bans Madonna Following Women's March Remarks


Have you watched Madonna’s speech during the Women’s March? Then you can guess the reason why her music has been banned from a Texas radio station.

The famous singer made the speech in Washington, D.C, in front of 500,000 people, where she shared her feelings regarding the elections. Madonna also said that she was thinking "an awful lot about blowing up the White House."

Texas radio station, HITS 105 announced on Tuesday that all of her songs wouldbe removed from their playlists “indefinitely”.

HITS 105 general manager Terry Thomas said: "Banning all Madonna songs at HITS 105 is not a matter of politics, it's a matter of patriotism. It just feels wrong to us to be playing Madonna songs and paying her royalties when the artist has shown un-American sentiments.

"If all stations playing Madonna took their lead from us, that would send a powerful economic message to Madonna."

Madonna’s fan army reacted immediately by accusing the radio station of using this incident to gain publicity.

"You have 600 likes and are just using Madonna for attention. Her remarks were on behalf of women's rights, your band is for a cheap ratings stunt," one wrote. "You are confusing patriotism with blind, partisan zeal and theatrics."

Texas radio station is not the only one who put Madonna under fire. The former White House speaker said that she “should be arrested”.

The queen of pop clapped back and wrote on her Instagram that her words were taken “out of context”.

"I want to clarify some very important things," she wrote. "I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context...

"I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things - one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt.

"However, I know that acting out of anger doesn't solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love."

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