It turns out that when an aging pop singer puts a swastika on the forehead of a political party leader during a performance, it does not go over too well.
You see, the whole Nazi-symbol thing is a pretty sensitive subject across the pond because of all of the horrible connotations it carries along with it — like genocide, World War II, etc.
But leave it to Madonna — the 1980s sex symbol — to push the envelope of creativity into downright stupidity.
Now, France’s right-wing party, the National Front, says it will sue the singer for using an image of the party’s leader, Marine Le Pen, with a swastika on her forehead during a concert in Paris Sunday night, The Guardian reports.
The image of Le Pen appears during “Nobody Knows Me” during a montage of other Chinese leader Hu Jintao, Pope Benedict XVI, Sarah Palin and Adolf Hitler.
The image first appeared during the first leg of Madonna’s MDNA tour in Tel Aviv in May. Le Pen issued a warning at the time: “If [Madonna] does that in France, we’ll be waiting for her,” she said. “It’s understandable when aging singers who need publicity go to such extremes. Her songs don’t work anymore.”
Florian Phillippot, the National Front’s vice president, said that it will file a lawsuit for “public insult” within the week. “We cannot accept this insulting connection,” he said. “Marine Le Pen is defending her honour, but also that of party members and supporters and the millions of Front National voters.”