Madonna Stresses Anti-War In New Video and shocks americans with iraqi children dying
Madonna Stresses Anti-War In New Video
Madonna is courting controversy again -- this time with a violent music video for the new song "American Life" that her publicist says depicts the "catastrophic repercussions and horror of war." "It is an anti-war video, but the purpose of the video, as with a lot of Madonna's work, is to be thought-provoking," publicist Liz Rosenberg said. "It is many other things as well" as anti-war, she said.
Web site The Drudge Report reported Sunday that the video was "the most shocking anti-war, anti-Bush statement yet to come from the show business industry or anywhere else," complete with images of Iraqi children and bloody limbs. But Rosenberg said, "I'm not going to say it's specifically anti-Bush at all." She said there were no pictures of Iraqi children or bloody images (but people who have seen the video claim it is the most shocking work of madonna ever, showing innocent children in chaotic situations in what seems to be Iraq) , though the latter changed in post-production.
The video, directed by Jonas Akerlund, is "a panoramic view of our culture and looming war through the view of a female superhero portrayed by Madonna," Rosenberg said. It also speaks to the glorification of war, she said, starting off as a runway show of couture army fatigues. "[Then] it just starts to go haywire and goes into other things ... it kind of takes it into a more violent direction."
The clip is expected to premiere in mid-March. Madonna's new album of the same name is due April 22 via Maverick/Warner Bros. As previously reported, a box set celebrating the 20th anniversary of her recording career is also in the works.
Madonna is an expert at creating controversy with videos. In 1989, religious images in "Like a Prayer" led Pepsi to drop her as a spokeswoman. In 1990, MTV refused to air "Justify My Love" because of its sexual content. Two years later, it relegated "Erotica" to early morning hours, and in 2001, VH1 and MTV would not air "What it Feels Like For a Girl" because of violence.
Rosenberg said that despite the new video's imagery, the song itself is not anti-war. "The lyric content to the song doesn't reflect that at all. There's a line in which Madonna sings about 'I live the American dream,'" she said. "It's things like that, about what the culture thinks is important."
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Madonna is becoming the john lenon of today, maybe she has been for a long time now , everyone knows she is the most powerful woman in the music industry and perhaps one of the most influential women the world has ever seen, she has shocked us before opening the doors for female to express their opinions and sexuality among other things, she did that with sexual and religous imagery in her videos which are known for their contreversy and their secret meanings.
She talked about how it is okay for white women and black men sharing their love (like a prayer)
I am a product of a half black and a white.
Very importaNT VIDEO IN MY LIFE. she talked about men and how they put themselves above women, believe it or not but she changed and liberated the women of today, she made it okay for a woman to do or feel what a man feels, she stomped the double standard for women, and at the same time open doors for them.
She made it okay for everyone to worship god in their own way, she made me a stronger woman under her influence, and she gave the strenght for my mom to leave my dad when he beat her.
In all this she got called a cold, manipulating bitch, a slut, a whore, a anti religous and sinful gold digger.
But madonna rolled on with her career, she became a mother, a religous and spiritual inventor, and a student and teacher of yoga . just when you think she has stopped with her more controversial work, she made her most controversial video yet, saying what a lot of people are thinking but willing to take the heat for it. Madonna is going anti-war, her new video has anti bush imagery, iraqi children who are innocent getting killed and imagery of the consequences of the war.