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Published:August 27th, 2009 14:09 EST
Madonna Booed For Backing Gypsies (Roma)

Madonna Booed For Backing Gypsies (Roma)

By Robert Paul Reyes


"Access Hollywood reported that during one of her concerts, thousands of fans booed Madonna after she spoke out against the discrimination of Gypsies in Eastern Europe.

In the two-hour concert, Madonna paused to say that Gypsies, also known as Roma, were being discriminated against in Eastern Europe and wanted to discuss it. Later she said that made her "sad" because no one should be discriminated against.

Moments after her comment, thousands in the crowd of 60,000 booed her."

It`s fun to ridicule Madonna for her narcissism, and her penchant for wearing lavender leotards. Madonna`s hopeless struggle to remain hip and young has provided fodder for countless articles. But today I won`t make fun of the pop diva`s grotesquely sinewy arms or her gigolo boyfriend.

Today I give props to Madonna for speaking up on behalf of the persecuted Roma, they face discrimination throughout Europe. There`s a tendency for performers to only say things that will please an audience, bravo to Madonna for having the courage to do the right thing.

I will temper my criticism of the pop diva, at least until the next time she does something outrageous like adopt another kid or date one of the Jonas Brothers.