Madonna to strip if 'Black Muslim' Obama wins second term

Sep 27, 2012, 06:48 IST | Agencies

She later clarified that she was being 'ironic', mocking those right-wing factions who believe the President is a follower of Islam

Queen of Pop Madonna called US President Barack Obama a “black Muslim” at a recent concert, saying she will bare all if he wins a second term. The 54-year-old singer, who performed on Monday night, asked everyone in the audience to vote for Obama. The 54-year-old singer asked everyone in the audience of her performance on Monday night to vote for President Obama because he is a “black Muslim.”

Expressing herself? At the concert in Washington, she also stripped down to her bra to reveal ‘Obama’ stenciled in big letters. Pic/AFP

“Y’all better vote for f**king Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right?” she was quoted as saying. “We have a black Muslim in the White House! Now that’s some amazing s**t,” she said. “It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man,” Madonna continued.

The pop queen also stripped down to her bra to reveal “Obama” stenciled in big letters on her back, before promising: ‘When Obama is in the White House for a second term I''ll take it all off’.”

She listed American icons Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King before turning to Obama, of whom she is a well known supporter. “They fought for our freedom, not just African Americans, but for all people… who are different, unconventional or people who want to believe in what they believe… Y’all better vote for f**king Obama, OK?”

However, following a backlash over her remarks, Madonna insisted she was merely mocking some right-wing factions who believe the politician is a follower of Islam.

‘Was being ironic’
A statement from the star read, “I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim — though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were?”  

“The point I was making is that a good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to. I don’t care what religion Obama is — nor should anyone else in America.”

She has also upset fans in Australia by cancelling her tour there yet again, citing commitments to her four children as the reason. The tour would have been her first visit to Australia in 20 years.

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