Madonna is making headlines this week. First, for getting yanked hard down a flight of stairs on stage at the BRIT Awards and today for some crazy harsh statements about France – and all of Europe, really.
In an interview with Europe 1 Radio she says that it feels like Nazi Germany all over again.
“I feel like that’s where we’re heading for if we continue to behave the way we behave, to treat one another the way we’re treating one another, to maintain this level of intolerance and discriminatory prejudice… hateful behavior towards other human beings who are different than you are.”
“France was once a country that accepted people of color. It was once a place that artists escaped to, whether it was Josephine Baker or Charlie Parker or writers, painters, whatever. It was a country that embraced everyone and that encouraged freedom in every way, shape, or form — freedom of expression, artistic freedom, for example.”
“Now, it’s completely gone. It’s like, to me, you know, I said this two years ago, it’s like we’re living in a crazy time. It feels like, you know, Nazi Germany. All of these people… the intolerance, the level of intolerance that’s going on is really scary. It’s not just happening in France, it’s all over Europe, but it’s specifically in France. Anti-Semitism, I think, is at an all-time high, people are becoming, behaving, and reacting in extremely fearful ways, so it’s scary.”
In other Madonna news, she admits that she suffered whiplash after that nasty fall this week.
“I had a little bit of whiplash, I smacked the back of my head. And I had a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3 a.m. to make sure I was compos mentis. It was a nightmare. I actually created a horror show for everyone.”