ASW is constantly surprised by some of the participants in the current debate, usually professional and responsible people who espouse Antisemitic views through ignorance. Today, however, we welcome the surprise contribution of Madonna. Never one apparently to stop speaking her mind, she certainly has not held back when it comes to anti-Semitism. According to the Guardian, Madonna thinks Europe is becoming just like Nazi Germany.
Speaking to French radio station Europe 1 in an interview to be aired on Friday morning, Madonna said antisemitism is at an all-time high in France and elsewhere in Europe, and likened the atmosphere to the period when German fascism was on the ascent.
The Guardian goes on to give some emotional quotes from Madonna.
“We’re living in crazy times. [France] was a country that embraced everyone and encouraged freedom in every way, shape or form – artistic expression of freedom. Now that’s completely gone. France was once a country that accepted people of colour, and was a place artists escaped to, whether it was Josephine Baker or Charlie Parker.”
Madonna brings anti-Semitism into focus just as another surprise entrant, her friend Katy Perry, talked about visiting a concentration camp in Auschwitz. People reported on Perry‘s thought-provoking words after visiting the camp.
“My heart was heavy today. For ever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity, where the Nazi murdered about one and a half million men, women and children mainly Jews from various countries of Europe. The one that does not remember history is bound to live through it again.”