Madonna is setting the record straight! The “Material Girl” singer took to Instagram on Sunday to clarify her controversial speech at the Women’s March in Washington D.C. on Saturday.
The pop icon spoke at the historic event and gave an expletive-laden speech in which she declared, “Yes, I am angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything.”
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Madonna posted a picture of herself to Instagram, writing, “’I choose love.’ Are you with me?”
In her caption, she explained her comments from Saturday’s march.
“Yesterday’s Rally was an amazing and beautiful experience,” she began. “I came and performed 'Express Yourself' and that’s exactly what I did. However, I want to clarify some very important things.”
The mother of four went on to note, “I am not a violent person. I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.”
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♥️*******************************************************
Madonna added, “I spoke in a 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.”
Shortly after posting her clarification, Madonna went on to wish her daughter, Mercy James, a happy 11th birthday with a sweet Instagram post.
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“Happy Birthday Beautiful Mercy James!” she captioned the shot of her daughter hugging the family’s French bulldog, Olga.
For more from the Women’s Marches around the world, watch the clip below!