Madonna claims she used swastika imagery during her "MDNA" tour to bring people together, not tear them apart.
Following France's National Front party announcing they plan to sue the Queen of Pop for projecting an image of leader Marine Le Pen's face alongside a swastika, Madge has defended her actions.
"All images in the video were chosen purposefully," she recently told a Brazilian TV channel. "That film that was created is about the intolerance that we human beings have for one another and how much we judge people before knowing them."
An "audible gasp" reportedly erupted from the 70,000-strong crowd at Stade de France on July 14 during Madge's performance of "Nobody Knows Me," as 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 following the show, stating that the party would file a complaint. Le Pen has reportedly been struggling to shed the Nazi-sympathizing supporters she inherited from her dad, party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, who has often been accused of anti-Semitism.
"Art is there to track what's going on in the world, to make social commentary," Madonna explained further, adding that her intention was to "help bring people together."
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The singer's use of Nazi imagery is not the only thing landing her in hot water this month. The weekend after the Colorado shooting, while performing in Scotland, Madge reportedly ignored suggestions by local cops to set aside the machine gun and pistol she regularly displays on stage during her MDNA tour.
"Madonna and her dancers using replica guns was always in bad taste, but given what happened in Colorado it is even worse," a spokeswoman for Mothers Against Guns told Scotland's Daily Record. "She should know better."