August 25th, 2008
01:24 PM ET
10 years ago

Madonna takes a not so 'sweet' jab at McCain

Madonna kicked off her new tour in Wales on Saturday.

Madonna kicked off her new tour in Wales on Saturday.

(CNN) - Madonna, no stranger to controversy, took a sour jab at Sen. John McCain as she kicked off her "Sticky and Sweet" tour Saturday night.

During a concert in Cardiff, Wales, images of the Arizona senator were shown alongside Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe, destruction and global warming on a screen above the singer.

Later, images of Beatles legend John Lennon, fomer vice president Al Gore, Mahatma Ghandi and Sen. Barack Obama were projected onto the screen, according to the Associated Press.

"The comparisons are outrageous, unacceptable and crudely divisive all at the same time. It clearly shows that when it comes to supporting Barack Obama, his fellow worldwide celebrities refuse to consider any smear or attack off limits," said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds.

Madonna's last tour, "Confessions," also created controversy, after she staged a mock crucification near the Vatican in Rome.

And in July, Madonna's world was rocked by rumors of an affair with Yankee's third basemen Alex "A-rod" Rodriguez, which may have led to his divorce. Both the A-Rod and Madonna camps denied those allegations.

Rumors and controversy aside, Madonna was in usual form: fishnets, bondage outfits, grinding, pole-dancing and break-dancing.


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soundoff (185 Responses)
  1. T in FL

    I quit caring about Madonna when she started walking around naked and selling her "sex" instead of music to kids like 15-20 years ago. Is that really the image the Dem's want? Agree or not, the US is still pretty conservative

    August 25, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  2. Bill

    From a previous post: They should just "Man Up" and take their lumps !!"

    Ummm, sorry to disappoint you but I doubt ANYONE in the GOP is even remotely concerned about this, and if you think she's doing it for any reason other than calling attention to herself, you need to take a reality pill.

    August 25, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  3. azher

    Mccain's spokesperson is either astonishingly stupid or connivingly smart for even having the guts to utter those words. What really SHOULD be off limit from the rest of the usa is Mccain's stupidity and the rest of the rural america and Hillary's supporters agendas in which they'd rather be worst off than even right now and ruin the U.S even more so than it is already by voting for Mccain.

    August 25, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  4. Texas Witch Twister

    BOY! THIS IS GREAT. MADONNA TAKING A CRACK AT ANYONE IS LAUGHABLE. SHE IS TYPICAL OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY A NO MORALS GAL SUPPORTING A IMMORAL CANDIDATE AND A IMMORAL PARTY. YOU GO MADONNA YOU'RE JUST WHAT OBAMA NEEDS TO FINISH HIM OFF.

    August 25, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  5. Bill

    From the story: "Madonna was in usual form: fishnets, bondage outfits, grinding, pole-dancing and break-dancing."

    Yep, these are definitely the qualifications I look for when seeking valuable political science insight.

    August 25, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  6. Bill

    From a previous post: "Put some clothes on Madonna. Nobody wants to hear what you have to say or see you half naked".

    Actually, I'm okay with seeing her half naked...I just don't need to hear her. 🙂

    August 25, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  7. 18,000,000 plus the disenfranchised

    I can't blame her for wanting to jab McCain,heck,she has jabbed everyone in America,but I don't think McCain will be jabbing Madonna,he has standards.

    August 25, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  8. Jill

    Good company for McCain!!!! You go girl!!!!

    August 25, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  9. Debby

    Again she is a SKANK whats up with deleting my posts CNN, there are worse things said about Hillary and Bill Clinton here.

    August 25, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  10. McCain is out for the count!

    You go girrrrl!

    This is what freedom of expression looks like in a democracy....duh?

    August 25, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
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