Madonna offers clarity on her ‘blowing up the White House’ comment (VIDEO)


The internet was abuzz over the weekend after Madonna made a comment during a rally at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., Saturday saying that she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” a comment which was met with applause.

Naturally, the 58-year-old pop star took to Instagram Sunday to clarify that, although she was acting out of anger at that moment, she is not a violent person and was speaking metaphorically.

Yesterday's Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience. I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did. However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with " I want to start a revolution of love." ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world. 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. It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. 🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸 #revoltutionoflove♥️#revolutionoflove♥️*******************************************************

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Her entire speech, which lasted nearly six minutes and was followed by the 1989 hit song “Express Yourself,” can be watched below.