Published on July 30th, 2012 | by Daniel0
Madonna’s Controversial Show in Paris was Fabulous
Are we getting a bit too defensive…Madonna? The singer’s representative loyally insists that her Paris show was nothing short of ‘fabulous’ despite the controversy that surrounded it. Liz Rosenberg was asked to comment about the MDNA show, an intimate affair by the singer’s standards. She was broadly optimistic about its reception despite the fact that her employer was booed and called a ‘slut’ by fans who were outraged at being shortchanged by a 45 minute display. Some may have objected to some of her more provocative stunts on stage.
Madonna steps in it…again
The French are known for expressing their feelings rather graphically and the singer was not spared her blushes. It was a tough crowd for the ‘Queen of Pop’. She had planned to make an intimate appearance at the Olympia Theatre which only has 2700 seats. The guests were visibly angry when the ‘Material Girl’ left the stage after performing just eight songs. Evidently they felt that they had paid for a lot more than was offered. The price of a ticket to the show was between €80 and €280. Video footage from the event showed fans chanting …”Remboursez!”
This is the French equivalent of demanding for your money back. Later on another group of fans went much further with chants of “Salope!” This derogatory term means “slut” or “whore “, something that is not going to please Madonna. A press statement was quickly released in order to do some damage control. The singer was defended by her representative who argued that the event had been planned as a heartfelt thank-you to France. Apparently the American singer expressed her gratitude at the beginning of the show.
Getting a hostile reaction from the fans
Her representative defended Madonna by saying that she wanted to perform for her fans despite having been engaged in a grueling concert tour. The intimate setting of the historic Olympia was chosen specifically in order to honor the fans as well as to celebrate the singer’s love of French cinema and art. She says that the country has a long history if welcoming and inspiring artists as well as minorities from across the globe.
The singer’s diversity message already run into trouble when Le Penn’s daughter threatened to sue her following depictions of the far right FN party as having Nazi associations. As for the brevity of the show, the representative said that the concert was never billed as a full MDNA event. Therefore efforts were made to keep the prices low at $100 for 2000 floor tickets so that fans could attend. Here is a clip of what happened: