Madonna performs in France on July 14. (David Wolff - Patrick/Getty Images)
The queen of controversy is being shot down by a French political party for sticking to her guns.
France's National Front party reportedly plans to sue Madonna over imagery used in her "MDNA" tour. During her Paris concert, the 53-year-old singer projected an image of party leader Marine Le Pen's face juxtaposed with a swastika.
According to the Globe and Mail, an "audible gasp" erupted from the 70,000-strong crowd at Stade de France on Saturday when, in the midst of Madge's performance of "Nobody Knows Me," Le Pen's eyes and forehead appeared in a video clip with the infamous Nazi symbol superimposed on top of it.
"We cannot accept such an odious comparison," National Front vice president Florian Philippot said, stating that the party would file a complaint this week. "Marine Le Pen will defend not only her own honour but her supporters and the millions of National Front voters."
Madonna reportedly debuted the image during her Tel Aviv show last month, in which a video montage flashed the faces of Le Pen, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Pope Benedict XVI, and Sarah Palin.
"If she does that in France, we'll be waiting for her," Le Pen said at the time. A presidential hopeful, Le Pen came in third in the April election and has reportedly been struggling to shed the Nazi-sympathizing Front National supporters she inherited from her dad, party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, who has often been accused of anti-Semitism.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Le Pen Sr. suggested in June that his daughter "ask Madame Madonna -- and everyone who organized her international show -- for $1 million."