Madonna Speaks At Women’s March: “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged.”

UPDATE // JANUARY 23:

After receiving backlash for saying she thought about "blowing up the White House," Madonna hopped onto Instagram to clarify what she meant:

Yesterday's Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience.
I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did.
However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.
My speech began with " I want to start a revolution of love." ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world.
I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love.
It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. 🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸 #revoltutionoflove♥️#revolutionoflove

Yesterday's Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience. I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did. However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with " I want to start a revolution of love." ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world. I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love. It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. 🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸 #revoltutionoflove♥️#revolutionoflove♥️*******************************************************

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UPDATE // JANUARY 22:

Representatives for President Donald Trump have responded to remarks Madonna made about "blowing up the White House."

In a statement to NBC, they say:

"Comments like [Madonna's] are absolutely unacceptable and had they been said about President Obama, the mainstream media would be in an uproar," the official continued. "The Trump administration welcomes a robust discussion regarding the critical issues facing America’s women and families."



EARLIER // JANUARY 21:

“It seems as though we had all slipped into a false sense of comfort — that justice would prevail, and good would win in the end,” she began. “Well, good did not win this election. But good will win in the end.”

Madonna made her presence known at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (Jan. 21), and also took the opportunity to perform “Express Yourself” and “Human Nature,” the latter of which she dedicated to Donald Trump, Variety reports.

Her message, which began on a lighter note, quickly brought to light America's grim political and social environment.

"Welcome to the revolution of love, to the rebellion, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny, where not just women are in danger but all marginalized people, where being uniquely different right now might truly be considered a crime. It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f--- up."

“To our detractors, who say this march will not amount to anything. f— you,” Madonna said, repeating, “F— you.”

Madonna has expressed her disgust for President Trump for months, and her speech at the march was no different. If anything, she was even more fierce.

“Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged,” she said. “Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything.”

She suggested that during the 2016 presidential election, "It seems as though we had all slipped into a false sense of comfort, that justice would prevail, that good would win in the end. Well, good did not win this election, but good will win in the end. So what today means is that we are far from the end. Today marks the beginning, the beginning of our story. The revolution starts here, the fight for the right to be free, to be who we are, to be equal. Let’s march together through this darkness and with each step know that we are not afraid, that we are not alone, that we will not back down, that there is power in our unity and that no opposing force stands a chance in the face of true solidarity."

She finished her speech by asking the audience to chant, “We choose love.”

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It also produced an awesome moment with Cher, who called Trump and "unbelievable narcissist" at a rally in NYC the night before the inauguration.

#Madonna and #Cher at the #WomensMarch today. 👸🏼👸🏻

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