Madonna and her controversies

Updated: Aug 16, 2012, 16:44
  • As pop diva Madonna turns 54, we look back at a few of her many controversies, which have constantly kept her in the news
    In June this year, Madonna exposed her right breast to an audience of over 55,000 people during a performance of Human Nature at the Turk Telecom Arena in Istanbul
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    The French kiss she shared with Britney Spears at a music awards function in 2003 was arguably the most controversial moment in her career
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    Earlier this year, Madonna invited the wrath of France's National Front Party leader Marine Le Pen for showing a video that included the latter with a swastika superimposed on her face during a concert in Paris
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    After the US had just waged a war against terrorism, Madonna released the music video of her song 'American Life'. The song promoted the message that the war with the Middle-East was pointless and would only lead to destruction. Madonna withdrew the video the end the controversy. Many Americans branded her as anti-America, and her album sales dropped
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    Madonna's first book ‘Sex’ was a huge besteller, but also one of the most controversial books in history. The book had strong adult content and pictures depicting simulations of sexual acts
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    Madonna sang her classic hit 'Live To Tell' during the Confessions Tour while hanging from a cross, which led to a religious outcry
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    The ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ and ‘Like A Virgin’ songs were hits globally, and a fad among the youth, but Madonna was also blasted for ‘glorifying premarital sex’
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    The Pop diva was also accused of copying her single 'Give Me All Your Luvin' from a track by a Brazilian musician
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As pop diva Madonna turns 54, we look back at a few of her many controversies, which have constantly kept her in the news