The most inappropriate show of support: Madonna, 54, dedicates onstage striptease to Pakistani girl shot by Taliban
- Slammed as ‘cheap self-publicity’ as singer strips off to ‘support’ teenager shot for criticising terrorists
- Madonna writes Malala Yousafzai’s name across her back after education activist was shot on a school bus
- Pakistani people furious at bizarre display during the MDNA tour
Clearly not content with flashing a nipple and ‘ironically’ calling Barack Obama a Muslim, Madonna has decided to wade in on the brutal killing of a Pakistani girl who was shot for speaking out against the Taliban.
Madonna continued to use her ‘MDNA Tour’ to make yet another controversial statement by strip-teasing to ‘show her support’ for Malala Yousafzai, who was shot on a schoolbus for writing a blog about how important education is.
On her Wednesday night performance in the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, the singer began by telling her audience that she wanted have a ‘serious talk’.
Inappropriate: Madonna stripped off to ‘dedicate’ her act to a Pakistani girl who is in hospital in a critical condition
In yet another ‘controversial’ act, the singer took her clothes off to support a cause that had touched her
Madonna shouted ‘support education’… before taking her clothes off, angering Pakistani people who branded it ‘cheap self popularity’
Madonna performing in her MDNA Tour at Staples Center, Los Angeles, when she decided to embark on a striptease
Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, but survived
According to Entertainment Today, she told fans that the news that the 14-year-old had been gunned down by the Taliban had made her ‘cry’.
She said: ‘The 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot on a schoolbus for writing a blog about how important education was to her.
‘The Taliban stopped her bus and shot her. Do you understand the sickness and absurdity of this?’
She rallied the crowd by shouting at them to support education and those who help women.
But then the millionaire decided that this performance clearly was not a strong enough statement, and chose to ‘dedicate’ a strip tease to the girl, who is currently in a critical condition.
She turned her back to reveal ‘Malala’ written across it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
‘This song is for Malala,’ she said, before singing her ‘Human Nature’ song.
But her attempt to make a stand in the name of Malala backfired after furious Pakistanis discovered her act.
There was a chorus of disapproval from Twitter users, who branded her performance a shameless attempt to garner attention, Entertainment Today reported.
@OHPakistan tweetwed to NBC News’ Amna Nawaz: ‘Get it Right: Associating #Madonna with #Malala IS DISRESPECT TO #Malala!!! Plz. Give #Malala a rest!’
User @bijm30caahm condemned the move: ‘Not the right way to pay Homage to Brave Malala. Its a way to earn cheap self popularity.’
A Taliban gunman boarded a packed school bus and shot a teenage education activist twice at point blank range.
The brave teenager was targeted by the Taliban after speaking out against atrocities committed under the regime.
People have protested against attack on Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, in Hyderbad, Pakistan
The senseless attack on of Malala Yousafzai has captured the heart of the Pakistani people, who have been praying for her recovery
According to Malala’s friend Shazia, speaking to the Christian Science Monitor, a group of militants riding on a bike stopped the bus carrying the schoolgirls.
Masked men then boarded the vehicle and pointed guns at the girls, asking for Malala.
A hooded Taliban militant shouted: ‘Which one of you is Malala? Speak up, otherwise I will shoot you all. She is propagating against the soldiers of Allah, the Taliban. She must be punished.’
Almost as soon as he shouted this, the militant recognised the youngster and shot her at point blank range.
The shooting has horrified people in Pakistan and internationally, and has been followed by an outpouring of respect for a girl who earned the enmity of the Taliban for publicising their acts and speaking about the importance of girls’ education.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the shooting, saying that the girl was promoting ‘Western thinking’.
Malala was shot twice at close range and is currently unconscious in hospital in a critical condition.
Madonna has also used her tour to encourage her fans to support Obama by demanding they vote for ‘the black Muslim in the White House’.
The Queen of Pop threw her weight behind the president during a concert in Washington, D.C. on Monday, before stripping off her shirt to reveal her massive ‘Obama’ temporary tattoo on her back.
But she made a fatal error – which she later said was ‘deliberately ironic’ – because Obama is a Christian.
Madonna ‘backs’ Obama with a temporary tattoo during her MDNA Tour at the New York’s Yankee Stadium