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On Thursday last week, the original queen of pop played an more intimate version of her MDNA tour at Parisian night club L'Olympia. At the end of her 45 minute live-streamed show, just after Madonna had left the stage, approximately 10 "fans" rushed the stage, throwing bottles at and booing Madonna's stage crew. Initially it was thought that the ruckus was due to the brevity of Madonna's performance -- only 45 minutes instead of the standard concert length of about 90 minutes.
Reports now suggest that the it was in fact Marine Le Pen supporters creating a scene and not Madonna's actual fans.The 'Vogue' hit maker has recently felt the ire of the right-wing French politician's supporters after refusing to stop depicting the Le Pen, president of the Front National party, with a swastika on her forehead during her MDNA shows. TMZ.com reports that the group that rushed the stage at the end of the L'Olympia show were in fact Le Pen supporters who where holding pro Le Pen signs during the 45 minute set.
Further to this, Madonna took to her official site to release the following statement.
"Playing the Olympia was a magical moment for me and it was real treat to do this special show for my fans and be so close to them. Unfortunately at the end of the show - after I left the stage - a few thugs who were not my fans rushed the stage and started throwing plastic bottles pretending to be angry fans. The press reports have focused on this and not the joyous aspect of the evening. But nothing can take away or ruin this very special evening for me and my fans. When I looked out in the audience, everyone I saw had a smile on their face. I look forward to having this wonderful experience again."
Madonna's MDNA tour has been plagued with controversy since it kicked of in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 31. The controversies have stemmed from numerous sources including the use of Marine Le Pen's image with the swastika, to Madonna flashing different body parts at different shows including both breasts and also her butt.
One thing's for sure, Madonna being Madonna, the controversies aren't likely to stop any time soon.
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