Madge Gets Stupid: Five Dumb Things Madonna Has Said Lately
When Madonna goes dumb, it's like everything else she does in her life -- she goes for gold. Of course, we know that Madge has had a ton of inspiring, empowering and intelligent moments in the course of her career, too. And of course we know that nobody's perfect. But lately, the outspoken singer seems to have been getting her dumb on more than ever before. Here are our favorite recent Madonna quotes that are jaw-droppingly stupid:
1. "We have a black Muslim in the White House -- Amazing shit!"
Of course, this is the quote that inspired us to do this list in the first place. Referring to Obama as a Muslim from a Washington D.C. stage this week, Madonna looked more clueless than ever before. She has since claimed that she was "being ironic," but we're not so sure. Watch the video -- she looks more carried away than anything else, and she refers to the fact that she's feeling "dizzy" before she gets all nonsensical. Maybe she'd just watched Fox News in too many hotel rooms and her brain got scrambled under the stage lights or something.
2. "Tom [Cruise] is a good person. I think he gets a raw deal, just as I think the orphans in Malawi get a raw deal; just as I think a lot of marginalized people get a raw deal."
Comparing Tom Cruise's (perceived) struggles with those of children living in Malawi orphanages (many of whom are there because their parents died of AIDS) isn't just incredibly dumb, it minimizes the unbelievable hardships those kids go through, while simultaneously giving Cruise -- one of the richest and most powerful white males on the planet -- a sort of martyr position. Yeah. Because people say mean things about him sometimes. Boo-frickin-hoo. Madonna had already adopted her son David from Malawi when this quote emerged in a 2008 issue of New York, so Lord knows what she was thinking. Oh, right -- she wasn't.
3. "People spend $300 on crazy things all the time -- things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I'm worth it."
And this was the point that we realized that Madonna had lost touch entirely. Remember when she used to stand up for the little people? Remember when she still understood struggle? Well, when this popped out of her mouth, she started sounding a little too much like Mitt Romney for our tastes. Only a one-percenter would brazenly tell a nation of people dealing with high unemployment rates and a never-ending recession to spend all year saving up their pennies to go look at her for two hours. Patronizing, insulting and dumb, da-dumb-dumb!