Fans ate up Madonna’s mid-concert political speech and endorsement of Barack Obama last night. But as one concert-goer’s video clip shows, the Material Girl went a little overboard on the diversity pander. “For better or worse,” she exulted, “we have a black Muslim” in the White House.
Errrrrr, we do?
Madonna, you did not call the President a black Muslim in your Vote For Obama portion of your DC show.
— Ryan (@drownedworld) September 25, 2012
Oh yes she did. She also praised the, uh, “Muslim’s” stance on gay rights. Celebrity endorsements are hard.
— madonnarama.com (@madonnarama) September 25, 2012
While the crowd cheered Madonna’s oh-so-informed commentary, at least a few in attendance noticed the gaffe:
Granted it's loud in here, but I'm pretty sure #Madonna just said we have a black Muslim in the White House
— Jessica T♥ Healy (@jessicatiahrt) September 25, 2012
Blown away by political speech in middle of #madonna concert! Did she just say we have a black Muslim in the white house?!
— Jill Braunstein (@jillbraun) September 25, 2012
Madonna jut said there is a Muslim black man in the White House. Wtf? #mdna
— Cate Meredith (@cate_meredith) September 25, 2012
PolitiFact rates Madonna’s statement false, but *Obama swoon*.
It appears Madonna is a low-information voter. http://t.co/EoZUxoLH
— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 25, 2012
Coming soon: “Black Muslim 2012” koozies designed to fit your official Obama birth certificate mug? Like a birther … hey!
I denounce this hate speech, with a poorly-informed demagogue telling a crowd Obama is a "black Muslim". http://t.co/S4M87PYs
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) September 25, 2012
And we have an ignorant idiot commenting from England. RT @huffingtonpost: Madonna: 'We've got a black Muslim in the White House…'…
— chpoling (@chpoling) September 25, 2012
And of course, what informed endorsement is complete without a companion tramp stamp?
— René PorcelainDahl✞ (@Erneporcelain) September 25, 2012
We know who Madonna is voting for! Obama 2012 http://t.co/0MpudgFx
— Sara (@styleMBA) September 25, 2012
Madonna is taking her clothes off on stage showing off Obama on her back http://t.co/3NAXcIMu
— MICHAEL COOK (@michael_a_cook) September 25, 2012
Evidently “black Muslim in the White House” wouldn’t fit.
Madge claims she was being “ironic.” It was the trucker hat of endorsements or something. A likely story.