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Madonna Angers Warsaw's Catholic Youth Crusade!

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As you all know, Madonna is a force of nature. And this week, her wind is ruffling the feathers of young, Polish Catholics hoping to keep August 1 a sacred day of WWII memorial.

Her madgesty is set to perform for Warsaw on that date, but with all the controversy surrounding her (projecting a swastika on Marine Le Pen, the various activities she's done involving crucifixes, etc.), they want it canceled! Now!

As of Tuesday, there are 31,000 signatures on the Youth Crusade petition. They say August 1 is meant to commemorate the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupiers, when 200,000 died:

"August 1 is a day of remembrance in Poland. We pay our respects to those who survived and those who perished in the uprising. We won't allow the desecration of our hallowed symbols."

In a possible effort to soothe those offended, city officials have proposed a moment of silence before the concert begins at the National Stadium (which holds 73,000).

Well! As much as they don't want it, we don't think Madge has anything to worry about. There are always more lovers than haters!

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25 comments to “Madonna Angers Warsaw's Catholic Youth Crusade!”

  1. 1

    Am I missing something here? What did the Catholics do during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising? Absolutely nothing.

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  3. 3

    Re: rosebud99 – What you missed is that this story is incorrect. This has nothing to do with "Polish Catholics" (Perez's team just tossed that in, probably for effect or lack of research). The petition is simply youth (and others) in Poland who want their version of Remembrance Day of Aug 1st which commemorates their fight against the Nazis to be honored without a concert by someone who recklessly tosses around the swatiska symbol and passes it off as performance art.

  4. Bubble says – reply to this


    I'm not a Catholic or a Catholic sympathizer, but turning a rock show into a religious parody is not respetful to anyone.l

  5. 5

    Re: rosebud99 – another thing you are missing is a knowledge of real history. history as reported by leon uris is not all there is.

  6. 6

    Re: Meggie246524 – Thank you. I knew it did not add up. After reading your comment I agree with the protesters. If she had any idea about how the war affected people, she wouldn't be so flippant about it. I am not a hater. I like Madonna's music, but I am getting a little tired of her desperate attempts to shock people.

  7. 7

    Re: raypearson – I have been to the Warsaw ghetto. My father was Polish, and while not from Warsaw, he was swept up by the Germans, sold into slavery, and ended up at Dachau. I have read Mila 18, but also other non-fictional accounts of the uprising. It is a fact that Catholics priests in eastern Europe actually paid Nazis to come and collect their local Jews. I am certainly open to learning more, so if you can recommend further references, I would appreciate it.

  8. 8

    Bad idea, Madonna

  9. 9

    Because having a legitimate complaint about someone's behavior makes you a hater?

  10. POLE says – reply to this



  11. OMG says – reply to this


    Madonna needs to retire she will do anything for publicity.

  12. 12

    GOOD FOR THEM for standing up for what they believe in! I wouldn't want that thing performing on a day like Remembrance Day either!

  13. 13

    I hope she has the decency to respect their Memorial Day for WWII and not flash her t*ts and a** or show Nazi symbols. I agree with the petition that the day should be of remembrance. If this was any other artist Perez would agree too, but Madonna can do no wrong to him and other looney fans. I really hope she tones it down for this particular show or reschedule it.

  14. 14

    More "lovers than haters"?? My God, I knew you were a Madonna fan with blinders but never thought so much so that you consider any objection to her complete lack of respect for, well, ANYTHING to be an indication of 'hating'. Madonna would take a shit in the Sistene Chapel of it suited her needs. Same for Stonewall… she'd piss right all over it if it suited her need for press and controversy so don't think gays mean anything to her, either.

  15. 15

    Re: Bubble – you don't have to worry about someone making religion look ridiculous, it does a pretty good job of that itself.

  16. 16

    Meggie sucks because she is privileged and an immature Canadian!
    Rosebud is so left wing, and also Canadian.

  17. 17

    what about the fact the nazys arrested, deported and killed 3 thousand jews who live a few blocks from the Vatican and the Vatican did nothing? at the time, whole families of jews ran to the Vatican screaming and begging for help, instead, the Kristian pedophile priests didn't even open the doors for them until they got ALL removed. what about that? can they dedicate at least one second of silence for those who died right under the pope's nose?

  18. Michal says – reply to this


    I`m from Poland and I`m ashamed right now :( I love Madonna and I can`t wait this concert, but in Poland is a lot of stupid people who don`t uderstand what`s >FREE<

  19. Chace says – reply to this


    It's funny how she doesn't mind pissing off people in the name of religion, but she condemned and mocked Sinead O'Connor 20 years ago for doing the same damn thing.

  20. 20

    Isn't Madonna too old for this nonsense? She ALWAYS gets into something when on tour, ALWAYS! I love Madonna but she is too damned disrespectful for a grown woman!

  21. 21

    Re: Chace

    you are so right
    Sinead took a very lonely stand against the Pope and the priests in Ireland who were abusing/molesting kids on Saturday night live
    google it if you are too young to remember it
    she did in to bring gobal awareness to how the Catholic church was hiding the abuse…
    and she pretty well had her career and beautiful voice silenced as a result-
    it was a huge risk but worth it to her
    unlike Madonna who does things for record sales- using shock value to try to remain relevant long past her time- all very carefully considered and calculated moves that do not jepardize her career or profitability…
    I respect Sinead for her bold statement and stand- it had a tremendous impact on many
    I don't respect Madonna because everything she does is so transparent that it literally has no impact on anything or anyone

  22. Saint Thomas says – reply to this


    so basically they want to stop Madonna because…. ??? I don't see how her show is supposed to "annoy" anyone?? I mean the ones who like Madonna go to the show, the ones who doesnt dont go and stay at their homes and do whatever the fuck they want and don't even have to hear about it… also the Swastika that appears on the concert is like for only a sec and it's on a section about political complaint of how still today we have oppressive parties with ideals that could be seen as similar to some of the ideals the nazis had… so why should she stop her concert?? and also the crosses and all that shit… I don't know why people still go crazy about it.. I see lots of people wearing crosses everyday and they're not even sympathisers with the church as an institution, or go get drunk, have sex, jerk off whatever, while still wearing a cross! and I don't see anyone making a big deal out of it… grow up already and let people be, it's not like they or Madonna herself are trespassing your rights with it

  23. Chace says – reply to this


    Re: *Sloane
    The sad part about it was, 20 years later, everyone realized what Sinead was trying to say was true.

  24. rise says – reply to this


    I am a Polish American. This is the equivalent of having a foreign pop star coming into the United States, holding a concert on September 11 and projecting images of radical terrorists. The difference is that 3,000 people tragically died on September 11. 200,000 civilians and 70,000 Polish soldiers died while 700,000 civilians were displaced. Holding a concert on such a day and displaying the swastika is in extreme poor taste and completely disrespectful.

    Calling the young folks who are protesting this "haters" is deplorable on your part, Perez. If the above 9/11 concert scenario happened and American youth protested it, would you call them haters as well? Normally I enjoy your blurbs, Perez, but this is disrespectful on your part.

  25. 25

    Madonna is DISGUSTING!