A radio station in Texas made an announcement to their listeners that they will stop playing all songs from pop star Madonna for an indefinite period of time because they found her speech during the Women’s March in Washington D.C. last January 21 very un-American.
What particularly irked the conservatives about her speech was when she said: “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.”
Apparently, “blowing up the White House” didn’t sit well with conservatives and with Trump’s administration. They clearly missed out the next phrase wherein Madonna negates her previous claims with: “But I know this won’t change anything.”
In a statement released by the radio station’s General Manager Terry Thomas, he explained the rationale behind this decision: “Banning all Madonna songs at HITS 105 is not a matter of politics, it’s a matter of patriotism. It just feels wrong to us to be playing Madonna songs and paying her royalties when the artist has shown un-American sentiments. If all stations playing Madonna took their lead from us, that would send a powerful economic message to Madonna.”
The singer-songwriter explained her statement via Instagram saying: “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.’”
Uh-oh! I wonder who’s the next person to be banned for being “un-American”?