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Madonna Responds To Malawi Controversy

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Despicable and shameful.

As we've reported, two men in Malawi have been sentenced to 14 years in jail for being homosexual.

Madonna, who adopted her daughter, Mercy, from the country and has done a significant amount of charity work on its behalf, has just released the following statement:

"I am shocked and saddened by the decision made today by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison. As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation. Today, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved. I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi - and around the world - to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all.”

Beautifully said. Such an unbelievable travesty and injustice!

Thoughts??

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60 comments to “Madonna Responds To Malawi Controversy”



  1. 1

    Good gawd how could we go on without her 2 cents.



  2. 2

    Perez, if you had Madonna's writers and handlers you would be as eloquent on your website.



  3. 3

    HA! That's rich! Don't these celebs have basic human rights too? You only become sensitive when it involves the gays… so sad



  4. 4

    This is ridiculous. Completely agree with you on this on, Perez.

  5. buck says – reply to this


    5

    The Malawi people are just a bunch of right wing, uneducated, gun toting, religious red-necks!! oh, wait…Malawi is in Africa…never mind.



  6. 6

    All of Africa is a shithole, so why the surprise….especially if you are gay or a woman.



  7. 7

    Nobody cares what this golem-armed woman thinks



  8. 8

    I think Madonna already said it best. Their government is ridiculous.



  9. 9

    Come on P, where is the petition or something, We can't do anything?



  10. 10

    Anyone who believes in human rights should never give another dime to Madonna's charity for this third world ignorant country !



  11. 11

    I thought it was a great idea, myself.



  12. 12

    @JackTheRipper For you to be upset with what happened is one thing but to call all of Africa a shithole is discrimination in itself and an unmerited comment. Think before you post asshole



  13. 13

    Would have been nice if the hypocrite gave the same speech in Israel about "equal rights, freedom, etc." but I guess we know who butters her bread. Her plastic surgery is horrible, horrible, much worse than the Heidi girl.



  14. 14

    Ohhh the playmate likes to have a lot of sex and film it… shocking.

    This is news?



  15. 15

    Sigh another celebrity sticking their nose into places it doesn't belong. Africa is crap, Their government is crap. Donating money is a complete waste of time and erm well money.



  16. 16

    africa=shithole
    africa=shithole
    africa=MASSIVE SHITHOLE

    but good decision in this circumstance though! glad someone sees the light..

  17. slite says – reply to this


    17

    Madonna has given tens of millions to malawi to buy her kids from them. She certainly has access to the government herself. What is implicit from her little prepared speech is that she will do NOTHING. She wants ordinary citizens from malawi to do it instead, which will most likely get them killed or thrown in jail.

    She doesnt want the malawi government to confirm the bribes she paid to them to buy 2 of their citizens.

    She is reprehensible. All talk.



  18. 18

    You can always tell when a publicist has written something. They ALWAYS start it off with two descriptive words "I am shocked and saddened", "I was Stunned and Dismayed", "I was angered and dissappointed" etc…



  19. 19

    LOVE MADGE!!! When are people going to get it: A PERSON IN LOVE IS A PERSON IN LOVE!!!! Doesn't matter if it is a woman/man, man/man or woman/woman……love is love!



  20. 20

    To see a beautiful and glamorous side of Africa, visit LAMU TAMU blog.
    lamutamu is all about African positivity and beauty



  21. 21

    mario so when are u going to retire in Malawi? lol



  22. 22

    WHOA! Just checked out LAMU TAMU blog. Is that girl a tranny? Just asking. I am happy to see her documenting a different side of Africa that we never hear about in the negative media. Who knew Africa is so glamorous?

    LAMU TAMU rocks!



  23. 23

    Maybe if Madonna would adopt the gay couple, she could get them out of prison, move them to GB and teach them to speak with a fake British accent. I think she's loving the controvery because it enables her to get more much needed publicity for herself.

  24. jham says – reply to this


    24

    quite beautifully said.



  25. 25

    Beautifully said, indeed. Liz Rosenberg has always had a way with words.



  26. 26

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."



  27. 27

    Leviticus 18:22 - "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." (NIV)

    Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."



  28. 28

    I'm going to guess that Malawi isn't the only country that does stuff like this. Madonna should have done her homework before she adopted form a homophobic country.



  29. 29

    Re: offbyheart89 – "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman…"

    If a man lies with a man the same way he does with a woman, he isn't doing it right. :p

    Anyway, the Bible was written by men and altered by Men over the years depending on who was paying for its translation. If homosexuality is sooooo wrong, how come Jesus never said a word about it?



  30. 30

    Re: ren347 – Yeah, its such a wonderful place! people are stoned to death for being gay or little girls are sexually mutilated! Its a real paradise!



  31. 31

    why did she have to use the word progressive?



  32. 32

    Re: offbyheart89
    and thank gawd for that! You can keep the so called fairytail Kingdom of god and shove it! who would want to live in such a hateful place with such crazies anyway! I guess it would be kind of like living in Malawi!



  33. 33

    This is just so funny to me! When her Madgesty was not responding to the issues in Malawi, she was being criticize! Now that she has made a comment about it, she is still being criticize! Oh well, You can't please the world! Lovely and beautifully said your Madgesty! Malawi's problems are not our problems, it is very unfortunate but we have our own battles to fight here in the states!



  34. 34

    Re: JasonDiggy
    Jesus never mentioned it, because in those times, men on men sex was completely natural! Everyone was free to love and mate with whomever they wanted! It wasn't until these "CATHOLIC FREAKS" step in and made it a "sin" laughable really!



  35. 35

    u go girl- madonna is right as always ;p this is terrible. when things like this happens the world never sticks together, madonna is so right



  36. 36

    Re: offbyheart89 – I could post MANY things that I'm sure you do that "go against" what the Bible teaches. But, I won't cause you're a fuckin moron who wouldn't understand even if it was perfectly explained to you. I could also explain how the Bible has been altered by man in many cases etc.. Again, you're too stupid to get it. Have a blessid ass day you pathetic rotted kunt !



  37. 37

    Re: amricanboy – It's because she's always so grandiose and self important. She thinks she is God, rather than a music stealing, lip synching, half assed singer who got lucky by fooling stupid people into thinkiing she was great.. She's an all around kunt to be exact.

  38. ass says – reply to this


    38

    Although it's a ridiculous issue to begin with, I find it kind of amusing that celebrities think they can influence an entire country just because they're celebrities. Get over yourselves.



  39. 39

    looks like she's low on embalming fluid



  40. 40

    Well said Madonna



  41. 41

    Re: mrcartoon – agreed



  42. 42

    I seriously doubt she wrote this herself. Her PR people did it.



  43. 43

    Re: amricanboy

    Oh wait, I'm not allowed to go any further with any opinion I have on any subject. I should hang my head and slink back into the shadows and accept all the crap thrown at Catholics. Go ahead and call us freaks.

    I know crosses are just so offensive and that rosaries are an accessory now but I can't use any slur in any form of conversation (though if you are a member of that club, you may use them on each other) without being called to rehab and issue a public appology. Mohammed can't even be depicted as a bear in a freaking cartoon but Christ can be portrayed in a bottle of piss and it's called art.

    So, I'm a bit sick of the Catholic / Christian freak comments. FWIW, everything would be so much better if we moved past the labels and looked at each other as people. (Excluding the Lohans, of course, and this fake ass speech Madge gave.)



  44. 44

    Re: offbyheart89
    How many different translations of the Bible did you have to wade through to find this exact wording? Just curious since there are quite a few translations stating different wording from ancient languages.
    And how does your googling to find the word "homosexual" in a Biblical translation excuse the absolute disgusting human translation that this is a sin and these two men deserve to serve 14 years in prison. That's longer than a drunk driver, murderer, pediophile, etc would have to face. They didn't harm anyone, did they? They're being imprisoned because some idiot human decided to judge them and dole out their penance. It had NOTHING to do with God but with disgusting human behavior deciding to play God.



  45. 45

    Re: Gary78

    You 500 lb. keyboard warriors are so entertaining. Continue…



  46. 46

    MADONNA, you proved again why I loved you for the last 30 years. I would be a different person without you. You may not realize that but you had a huge impact on my life. I owe you a lot. I knew that you are going to say something after this backward system in Malawi put 2 adult lovers in jail just because they are gay. It's disgusting. Madonna, we love you for your support and deep humanity. I came out to everybody because of you. I will never forget it. You gave me strength and confidence to do it. I said to everybody who didn't accept me: F… you. You don't pay my rent, so f…. off. Nobody is going to tell me what I should do and what I shouldn't. I make my own rules. That's why I left the Catholic church. I was molested by priests and knew that there were so many gay priests in the church. I was throwing up when after good sex, they said the next day that it was a sin to have sex with a man. I hate hypocrisy, but in the church it was all about money. Why do you think the Church ordered celibacy 8 ages ago. They didn't want the children of priest to iherit Church's money. It was all about money. Anyway, I could go on and on. Gay people love Madonna because she was instrumental for them to come out. That's why she is our Goddess.
    Andre



  47. 47

    Re: licoriceseeds – You are so cynical and you think you are so smart to trash Madonna like that. Show some guts and do something about it.



  48. 48

    Re: KANYEHATESWHITEPEOPLE – Because it's a nation of backward people and they are not progressive. Simple and easy.

  49. Brtt says – reply to this


    49

    Re: andre.lempicki
    Your coming out story is touching..really it is, but please do not insult some of us gay men by saying she was instrumental in us coming out. My coming out process had nothing to do with Madonna, and no, not all of us love her.

  50. @v@ says – reply to this


    50

    The statement was a public bullseye. What are Malawians afraid of?
    They're 80% Christian and 13% Muslim, 7% 'other'. When their educational
    levels rise, their ignorance will fade. Madonna's school aids in addressing that.



  51. 51

    *sigh* what kinda world do we live in :(



  52. 52

    Re: x4xtrafun – Thanks, you infested kunt !



  53. 53

    Re: offbyheart89 – it also says a woman should stay a virgin until marriage otherwise men are allowed to throw rocks at her, so do you find the bible coherent?? I bet if youre a girl you lost your virginity with the first asshole you found, and if you're a boy I bet you jerk off everyday and watch porn!! you deserve hell then!! :D D



  54. 54

    Basic human right to love and be loved. Let's all challenge the Federal Government for Bi-national same sex marriage. Equal rights for all.



  55. 55

    Re: Gary78 – Especially when you know that all of it goes to her Kabbalah bullshit sect !



  56. 56

    Re: Gary78Re: Gary78 – Yes , absolutely , she has been fooling ( well , rather the business men behind her )us into making us believe that she was a dancer , a singer and a trend setter…Let me laugh please . Whoever really looks closely to her concerts can see the true . She is a product , a girls band by herself . And when she " plays" guitar , she kills me ! Just have a look at her Sticky and sweet tour , and you will see .
    So , Louise Ciccione , should stick to entertaining those fools that likes or use her( Kabbalah devotees) , let Africa , or any other country deals with their own problems . Or adopt that couple and let go of us !



  57. 57

    Re: Spindoc – For sure that stupid woman can't articulate 2 words correctly , so let alone writing …



  58. 58

    Boy oh boy is that one helluva STUPID and menial charge against the Malawian gay couple! OMG! WTH? The government must bang bibles a lot there…



  59. 59

    Re: ren347 – ThatRe: offbyheart89
    ZZzzzz no offense, but ZZZzzzzz



  60. 60

    Re: JasonDiggy – You have no idea what you're talking about. maybe do a little research.