Madonna has been trashed by critics after an ‘appalling’ show in Murrayfield, Scotland, last night.
Part of the routine for her MDNA show includes her and several dancers brandishing pistols and rifles. She kept the scene in her show despite requests from the Scottish Police to omit it.
She joked at the show: “If I get cut off because of your laws, write to your local MP [TD]“. She was referring to the gun laws relating to the Dunblane Massacre of 1996, in which 16 children and one adult died.
She was also slammed for keeping the routine just 48 hours after the shootings at a midnight premiere of the latest Batman film in Denver, Colorado.
Graeme Pearson, a Scottish Member of Parliament, said “It’s [Madonna's routine] crass and insensitive, and with Scotland’s own gun tragedy at Dunblane, she should have known better.”
The Borders and Lothian Police are insisting that no charges will be brought against the 50-year-old singer, although it seems the show didn’t go down too well with those who attended.
One particular Twitter user posted angry messages about the gig: “I’ve never liked this woman, she’ll do anything for attention, doesn’t matter if it’s ignorant or legal as long as she provokes a reaction.”
“I’m Scottish, I don’t appreciate her glamorising gun culture in this country. How could she possibly be that self-centered after what happened in Dunblane.”
Madonna will perform her MDNA tour here in Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday 24th July.
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