(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Madonna’s YouTube Account)
We need to wake up!
The Queen of Pop has spoken against gun violence through her song “God Control.” Set in the ’70s, its accompanying music video was over 8 minutes long and is reminiscent of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida that left 49 people dead and 53 others wounded.
And in God Control, just like that fateful day, one minute people were dancing inside a nightclub happily, the next they were being gunned down and lying dead on the dancefloor. This particular graphic depiction had, naturally, drawn criticism and praise alike. Others described Madonna’s music video and the song’s message as a “powerful statement,” “heartbreaking,” “a masterpiece,” “haunting,” among many others. On the other hand, some netizens called the video “shocking,” “too much,” “rough to look at,” and “disturbing.”
Wake up and insist on common-sense gun safety legislation. Innocent lives depend on it. Join me in supporting the following organizations: @Everytown @AMarch4OurLives @GAGnoguns @sandyhook @HRC @TheTaskForce @TransEquality @NCADV @1Pulse4America @SUPGVNetwork @MPJInstitute— Madonna (@Madonna) June 26, 2019
Patience Carter, one of the survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting, said that the music video “was really hard to watch.” Because, she explained in an interview, “It was grossly accurate to what I witnessed that night.” She added, “I get that she was trying to bring awareness to gun control but I don’t think that was the right way to go about doing it. For someone like me who actually saw these images, lived through these images, to see them again, dramatized for views, I feel it was really insensitive.”
For her part, Madonna explained that they created the video this way on purpose because, “Seeing the reality, and the brutality of things makes you wake up. This is really happening. This is what it looks like.”
“Does it make you feel bad? Good, ’cause then maybe you will do something about it.” @Madonna defends violent new #GodControl video. https://t.co/FIYNuBGkoK pic.twitter.com/AeksB9Pzif— BBC Entertainment (@BBCNewsEnts) June 27, 2019
Meanwhile, Perez Hilton said on his website that while Madonna could have made God Control “subtle and metaphorical,” Hilton explained that, “frankly the U.S. has a hard enough time getting the message IRL.” He added, “Some of our lawmakers need to be hit over the head with this message.”
Album sales suck so do something shocking. Its been her playbook since day one.
WAKE UP WAR ON GUNS.. IT’S NOT ONLY IN THE USA.
the VAST majority of lethal gun violence in this country is committed by black thugs who wouldn’t give two s****’s about any new gun legislation, it wouldn’t be worth the paper it’s printed on. And as long as those thugs are still roaming the country in droves, you will take my guns when you take them out of my cold, dead hand!
She’s is so predictable and predictably as faux-radical as she once was relevant.
Madonna is a “social activist”. Don’t get me wrong … most often she’s well on target with her messages.
In this one, however, her fervor for “the cause” along with her high level of visibility have caused her to cross the lines of insensitivity and propriety. She should have chosen visual images which were not tragically painful for the families, friends, co-workers, and survivors, of any gun-related shootings.
I know that getting my political awareness from a menopausal scam artist makes total sense.
Poor, poor Madonna. She’s rapidly descending into the same non-relevance as Cher and trying harder and harder to maintain her relevance. Where are her songs about alcohol abuse, automobile wrecks, or all the overweight slobs who are one missed dose of insulin or a fat-clogged artery away from a death just as permanent and tragic as if they were shot with a gun? You’ll notice that I didn’t say shot BY a gun. I did that on purpose because neither guns, alcohol, automobiles, or food kill anybody until a person gets involved. People abuse all of these things and when… Read more »
I think I’m in love with you!
Who fucking cares what Madonna says? Seriously?
Madonna is such a Hypocrite, She uses guns in her shows as props and blows people up during much of her opening sets in MDNA, Maybe shes too old to remember. She showing her ignorance about this now. I’ve given up on Madonna. SHE”S WAY Too Crazy!!! Her voice means nothing
I grew up in the same neighborhood with Madonna in Rochester Hills, MI. She was the neighborhood skank back then and she still is. She needs to just stfu about gun control. Every place on this planet that has given up their guns and their self protection has been, or is getting gunned down, usually by a communist government.
Madonna doesn’t know anything about guns. The only thing she knows that shoots, is a penis.
That was easy……..
Liv-ving like relevant girl, but she is a immaterial girl.
IM-Ma-Te-Ria-aal. Old has-been CU-Huuunt.
Yeah and like Weinstein, she would not dream of her body guards without guns.
so immature. Because someone is older, they get stupid and irrelevant?
Such a lame comment, I can’t believe the comments here sometimes…
No in this case she was always stupid and just has become irrelevant because all she ever had to sell was sex.
I’d be more impressed if she disarmed her own 24×7 private security thugs. Those who have heavily armed security and live behind gated walls seem very eager to tell those who don’t how to live.
I get the message Madonna is trying to push on this music video, but the video is too damn violent and gory to watch. Ok now I’ll go back watching that mindless video with latin beats she had with hot stud Maluma.