Madonna remains indifferent to last weekend's shootings in Aurora, Colorado, which claimed the lives of 12 and injured another 50, says a new report. She also continues to defy a police ban by using gun props in her MDNA shows.
The star's fans must know that, on her more recent best-selling tour, Madonna has been using various props, including fake machine guns and pistols.
The Huffington Post
reports that she's been warned by authorities to remove them from the show because it would be insensitive to continue doing so in the current context.
She doesn't care at all about that, the publication notes.
“Maybe she really just doesn’t read the news, but Madonna’s managed to do it again: Despite being warned by police, the singer – who named her album after a thinly veiled drug reference – defied a ban and waved fake machine guns and pistols on stage at her show in Scotland on Saturday,” the Post writes.
Mothers Against Guns are appalled that Madonna would show such a disregard for the very audiences she's supposed to be entertaining, by waving fake guns at them, especially in the light of the recent tragedy, which has shocked a nation.
“[She] should know better
. Madonna and her dancers using replica guns was always in bad taste but given what happened in Colorado it is even worse,” says a spokesperson for the organization.
On that note, it would be respectful for Madonna to take out the gun props from her shows if only for a little while.
As we also informed you
yesterday, movie studio Warner Bros. was among the first to operate changes on its films in light of the events of the past weekend, editing the upcoming “Gangster Squad” and holding reshoots to remove all scenes that might remind audiences of the tragedy.
A member of Madonna's tour staff doesn't see that as a sign of respect but rather as censorship – and Madonna isn't the one to bow down to censorship, he says in a statement to the same media outlet.
“Madonna would rather cancel her show than censor her art. Her entire career, she has fought against people telling her what she can and cannot do. She’s not about to start listening to them now,” the source says.