Madonna's Hitler storm
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 August 2008
Madonna has come under fire for comparing US Presidential candidate John McCain to Adolf Hitler.
An image of McCain flashed on screen alongside images of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe at the first night of her 'Sticky and Sweet' world tour in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, Wales, on Saturday (23.08.08).
The images were shown as Madonna performed her song 'Get Stupid'.
Tucker Bounds, an outraged spokesperson for McCain's campaign, used the opportunity to take a swipe at McCain's Presidential rival Barack Obama.
He said: "The comparisons are outrageous, unacceptable and crudely divisive all at the same time.
"It clearly shows that when it comes to supporting Barack Obama, his fellow worldwide celebrities refuse to consider any smear or attack off limits."
While McCain - the Republican party candidate for the November US election - was shown opposite despots, his rival, Democratic candidate Barack Obama was juxtaposed with pictures of peace activist Mahatma Ghandi and late Beatles singer John Lennon in the same song.
Meanwhile, Madonna has reportedly been forced out of her own gym by noisy construction workers.
The 50-year-old singer spent £12 million converting the Georgian house next door to her London home into a state-of- the-art workout room.
But after several months of noisy drilling, leering and suggestive whistling from nearby workers, she has switched to another gym.
A friend close to the star said: "Madonna felt as if she has been living in a siege situation. The noise of the drilling meant she was forced to listen to her iPod at full volume, potentially damaging her ears."
Madonna has since moved to her personal trainer's gym.
Her 'Sticky and Sweet' world tour continues in Nice, France, tonight (26.08.08) before moving on to Germany and Switzerland.