Madonna booed for defending Gypsies

The Superficial / August 27, 2009

Madonna was booed yesterday when she spoke out against the widespread discrimination of Gypsies while performing in Bucharest. The AP reports:

“It has been brought to my attention … that there is a lot of discrimination against Romanies and Gypsies in general in Eastern Europe,” she said. “It made me feel very sad.”
Thousands booed and jeered her.
A few cheered when she added: “We don’t believe in discrimination … we believe in freedom and equal rights for everyone.” But she got more boos when she mentioned discrimination against homosexuals and others.
“I jeered her because it seemed false what she was telling us. What business does she have telling us these things?” said Ionut Dinu, 23.

Wow. I’m sure that’s exactly what the Gypsies needed: Public support from a thousand year old sorceress who steals babies from poor villages. No, really, I’m sure it was a PR move they would’ve made themselves but were just waiting for the right time. Like around never.

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