On Saturday, Madonna brought her MDNA world tour to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was there that police officials advised the pop singer to not include images of firearms and weapons themselves during her show in the wake of the Aurora Theater massacre. Did the Material Girl listen to the police? Not a chance – she hit the stage with pistol and assualt rifle props, just like every other show.
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A spokeswoman for the Mothers Against Guns organization spoke out saying, “Madonna and her dancers using replica guns was always in bad taste but given what happened in Colorado it is even worse. She should know better.” But her tour staff is sticking behind her, telling the Huffington Post that “Madonna would rather cancel her show than censor her art. Her entire career, she has fought against people telling her what she can and cannot do. She’s not about to start listening to them now.”
Whether it was gun related or not, fans were disappointed by her show at Murrayfield. A few fans took to Twitter to voice their disappointment.
Well Madonna gig pretty disappointing and sound at Murrayfield truly awful!
— Lindsay Galbraith (@TheBinnis) July 21, 2012
Well #madonna at murrayfield was hugely disappointing. Perhaps the worst concert I’ve been to
— Aileen Muir (@superpooky) July 21, 2012
This isn’t the first act of controversy for Madonna on her MDNA tour. During her show in Tel Aviv, she entered the stage by busting through glass with the butt of a rifle and pointed the firearm at the crowd. During that same show, an image of a swastika on a picture of French National Front leaderMarine Le Pen. In Istanbul, she flashed 55,000 people.