Madonna is never one to stop speaking her mind and she certainly doesn’t hold back when it comes to anti-Semitism. According to the Guardian, Madonna thinks Europe is becoming just like Nazi Germany.
“Speaking to French radio station Europe 1 in an interview to be aired on Friday morning, Madonna said antisemitism is at an all-time high in France and elsewhere in Europe, and likened the atmosphere to the period when German fascism was on the ascent.”
The Guardian goes on to give some emotional quotes from Madonna.
“We’re living in crazy times. [France] was a country that embraced everyone and encouraged freedom in every way, shape or form – artistic expression of freedom. Now that’s completely gone. France was once a country that accepted people of colour, and was a place artists escaped to, whether it was Josephine Baker or Charlie Parker.”
Madonna brings anti-Semitism into focus just as her friend Katy Perry talked about visiting a concentration camp in Auschwitz. People reported on Perry‘s thought-provoking words after visiting the camp.
“My heart was heavy today. For ever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity, where the Nazi murdered about one and a half million men, women and children mainly Jews from various countries of Europe. The one that does not remember history is bound to live through it again.”
Katy Perry and Madonna have become good friends over the years. It’s obvious Madonna had an influence on Katy and, perhaps, even encouraged her to fight against anti-Semitism. According to MTV, Perry admitted to being inspired by Madonna when working on her album Prism.
“I think Madonna, especially in the beginning of her career when she was laying the foundation, was evolving every single time and giving a new visual and a new idea to the public. She kept everybody interested because you never knew what she was going to do next, but whatever she delivered was a solid product. I just hope to be the same. I hope to continually make people interested and hopefully in 10 years look back and have written songs that have become timeless.”
Madonna not only inspires Katy Perry, but a lot of other people as well. In the 1980s and 1990s, she inspired gay people to be proud of themselves and influenced a generation of women to “express themselves.” Madonna is currently inspiring a debate on ageism. Let’s hope Madonna inspires other music stars to speak out against anti-Semitism.
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