This is Madonna on the Ellen Degeneres show in the Americas, telling the assembleds that bullying people because they’re gay is a bad thing. So far, doe re mi fa so. La ti doe.
Now as much as we j’adore her for doing this, and she does indeed make a couple of decent points (‘it’s like lynching people because they’re black or like Hitler exterminating Jews’) – and we even like how nervy she seems (it’s as though she actually means it!) – but, well, we can’t help but be a little underwhelmed. Might our expectations be too high? How about too high?
Like when as soon as she says ‘it’s like lynching people because they’re black or like Hitler exterminating Jews’, she has to immediately counterbalance with a flag-waving piece of nonsense: ‘This is America. The land of the free and the home of the brave.’ You know, just in case her liberal radicalism gets the stupids to thinking she’s a communist or some such.
And a comment which naturally gets the entire audience frothing at the fanny. Whoever said Americans don’t get irony?
But there you go, OGL telling it like it is. And it also transpires she’s got nits in the house. She doesn’t say which of her children is responsible – it would be naughty seeing as during her anti-bullying rhetoric she spuriously starts going on about the perils of ‘gossip’ (missing the bigger point at hand, somewhat) – but it’s good to know the little blighters don’t see privilege, they just see hair.