Marine Le Pen's Front National Versus Madonna

The party will sue Ciccone for using its leader's image with a swastika during her tour

Remember what we told you here? Madonna's 'MDNA tour' has been controversial from the get-go, thanks to the images the diva used during the interlude of “Nobody Knows Me” , of the leader of the French extreme right-wing Front National, Marine Le Pen, with a swastika printed on her forehead, Charles Manson style. The party, of course, screamed bloody murder and threatened with legal action, but Madonna kept on using the image during her gigs, even when she played in France. Last weekend, at the Le Stade de France in Paris, the photo of Le Pen with the Nazi symbol was followed by an image that strongly reminded of Adolf Hitler. Which the leaders of the National Front didn't think was very nice.

The party's vice-president, Florian Philippot, said the following, in a press statement: “We cannot accept everything. We cannot accept this insulting connection. Marine Le Pen is defending her honour, but also that of party members and supporters and the millions of Front National voters.” In other words: see you in court, Madonna.

In related news, the diva has also been sued recently by VMG. The label accuses her of illegally sampling strings and brass from “Love Break”, a song from its 70s back catalogue, on “Vogue”. Better late than never, so to speak.

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