Singer Madonna has clarified comments she made about “blowing the White House up” during her speech at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (21Jan17), insisting she was using a metaphor.
The pop superstar joined hundreds of thousands of activists who marched on the U.S. capital to protest Donald Trump’s era as U.S. President, which began on Friday (20Jan17), following his inauguration.
Madonna stepped up to the stage after speeches from the likes of Scarlett Johansson, America Ferrara, Michael Moore, and feminist icon Gloria Steinem, and gave notice she intended to spearhead a girl power revolution. However, one line in the speech hit headlines after she confessed she had thought about “blowing up the White House” following Trump’s election win in November (16).
“But I know that this won’t change anything,” she continued. “We cannot fall into despair.”