Madonna Booed for Plugging Obama

    FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 photo, Madonna performs during her concert  in St. Petersburg, Russia. Madonna angered some New Orleans fans when she turned her concert there into an opportunity to push a political agenda.   The Material Girl asked midway through Saturday night's performance: “Who's registered to vote?” She added: “I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: “Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote.” Madonna is often outspoken. Some Colorado fans, mindful of a mass shooting there, complained she used a fake gun to shoot a masked gunman in a recent concert act in Denver. A Madonna concert in Paris in July drew ire for a video showing a swastika on a politician's forehead. (AP Photo/ Alexander Demianchuk, Pool)

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    She’s living in a political world. Madonna may have misjudged her audience Saturday night in New Orleans. The pop godmother triggered boos and a small walkout when she said, “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” Never one for avoiding controversy, Madonna recently drew criticism for showing a swastika on a politician’s head in a video during a Paris show. She also leapt to the fore to support a Pakistani teenage girl shot by the Taliban. What can you do? She is a political girl.

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