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Madonna Booed During Romanian Concert Over Gypsy (and gay) Remark
August 28, 2009 ^ | Anne Lu

Posted on 08/28/2009 2:25:03 PM PDT by lizol

Madonna Booed During Romanian Concert Over Gypsy Remark

August 28, 2009 7:13 a.m. EST

Anne Lu - Celebrity News Service News Writer

Bucharest, Romania (CNS) - Madonna's stance on equality was not warmly received in Romania. The pop superstar was booed during a concert after she mentioned discrimination of gypsies and homosexuals in the country.

She told the "Sticky and Sweet" concert crowd in Bucharest, "I've never been to Romania before and I am happy to be here."

"But I found out that there is a lot of discrimination against gypsies in Eastern Europe and that makes me very sad, especially because we believe in acceptance, gypsies, homosexuals, people that are different. Everyone must be treated the same, don't forget that!"

According to Romanian Times, instead of applause, the crowd responded with jeers and boos.

Her publicist Liz Rosenberg insisted that there were also cheers, explaining that the "Hard Candy" hitmaker has been touring with Roma musicians who told her of the discrimination toward them in several countries so she felt compelled to make a statement.

There are over half a million gypsies officially registered in Romania, although the real numbers are expected to be much more.

Madonna left the country Thursday for her next concert in Bulgaria.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: booed; gay; madonna; roma; romania

1 posted on 08/28/2009 2:25:03 PM PDT by lizol
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To: paythefiddler; mstar; se99tp; AdvisorB; onedoug; AnalogReigns; The_Media_never_lie; dixiebelle; ...
Eastern European ping list


FRmail me to be added or removed from this Eastern European ping list

2 posted on 08/28/2009 2:28:29 PM PDT by lizol
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To: lizol

Poor little Miss Oink Oink. These celebs think everyone is going to buy their crap.


3 posted on 08/28/2009 2:28:29 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: lizol

4 posted on 08/28/2009 2:28:40 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Health Care Reform has met the DEATH Panel.)
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To: lizol

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2325972/posts


5 posted on 08/28/2009 2:29:03 PM PDT by kabar
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To: lizol

...good thing she was not in town for the Running of the Jews....


6 posted on 08/28/2009 2:30:06 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lizol

It always saddens me in my travels when I meet young people in foreign countries who think the likes of Madonna represent “America” and “Western Culture.”


7 posted on 08/28/2009 2:30:23 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: lizol
At least those in Eastern Europe who lived under the thumb and oppression of Communist like Poland and Romania " GET IT "...

8 posted on 08/28/2009 2:30:40 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: lizol

She would have accomplished more if she had said nothing, then singled out her Roma musicians for applause at the end of the concert, then simply announced that they were Roma and left it at that.


9 posted on 08/28/2009 2:32:11 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: lizol

Madonna, just shut up and do what you’re paid to do...”sing.”


10 posted on 08/28/2009 2:32:14 PM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: American Constitutionalist

She should try it again in Bulgaria they love Gypsies there.


11 posted on 08/28/2009 2:32:52 PM PDT by omega4179 ( -14)
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To: lizol

“Everyone must be treated the same, don’t forget that!”

You first Madonna. All the body guards, gone. All your personal staff, gone. All your chefs and bottled water, gone. All your limos and pampered treatment, gone. All your VIP perks, gone.

Stupid cow. Try living your words for a week and see how it is.


12 posted on 08/28/2009 2:38:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: lizol
Maybe they'll introduce her to a descendant of Vlad The Impaler...
13 posted on 08/28/2009 2:45:00 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: PGR88
Madonna represents Eastern culture ~ or Test Tube culture ~ or something. She's fairly ignorant of the history of the Gypsies of course, as are Romanians for that matter.

She's lucky she didn't her throat cut for equating Gypsies with Homosexuals though.

That stuff just doesn't go over all that well.

14 posted on 08/28/2009 2:45:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: omega4179

Turkey as well. When I was there I was riding with a Turkish businesswoman in Istanbul she pointed out a neighborhood and said “That’s where we make the Gypsies stay.”


15 posted on 08/28/2009 2:47:24 PM PDT by Bushwacker777
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To: SuperLuminal

No, Vlad is a national hero.


16 posted on 08/28/2009 2:48:20 PM PDT by Bushwacker777
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“In my country there is problem...”


17 posted on 08/28/2009 2:48:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: omega4179
Who knows where anyone loves Gypsies ~ I suspect Russia has been the most tolerant place they've encountered after the US.

The first problem they faced as they entered Europe from Persia through Bulgaria was they showed up at the same time as Mongols who were busily conquering the world.

That did not settle well with anyone already in Europe.

Subsequently as the Mongols withdrew and the Moslem Turks became a threat, Gypsies throughout the Balkans were literally "enslaved".

From that point on they lived on the margins and were despised.

Eventually Europeans will get over it ~ and too bad the Romanians, Bulgars, Serbs, Croats and other Eastern and Southeastern Europeans don't understand that to the most authentically Western eye they and the Gypsies are all part of one society, and it's not viewed as all that advanced.

18 posted on 08/28/2009 2:50:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: lizol
According to Romanian Times, instead of applause, the crowd responded with jeers and boos.

I LOVE it! Hey, Madonna, not everybody is a sheep or one of your worshipers. HA!

19 posted on 08/28/2009 2:51:34 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: SuperLuminal
Maybe they'll introduce her to a descendant of Vlad The Impaler...

Few skanks have been impaled more...

20 posted on 08/28/2009 2:53:41 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Fill your hands you sons of bitches!)
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To: MarineBrat

How’s that old porcupine joke go?


21 posted on 08/28/2009 3:04:27 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: lizol

According to Romanian Times, instead of applause, the crowd responded with jeers and boos.
_____________________________________________

Ouch

Tough crowd...


22 posted on 08/28/2009 3:07:12 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: lizol

She forgets she’s not in the U.S. amongst her audience of spoilt brats who have nothing better to do with their time than follow her idiotic ‘rebellion’ crap.


23 posted on 08/28/2009 3:09:55 PM PDT by J40000
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To: lizol
hitmaker has been touring with Roma musicians

She better keep her valuables locked up.

24 posted on 08/28/2009 3:17:34 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: SuperLuminal

>>How’s that old porcupine joke go?

I give up, though my imagination is running wild. :)


25 posted on 08/28/2009 3:25:49 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Fill your hands you sons of bitches!)
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To: lizol
Madonna said :

"But I found out that there is a lot of discrimination against gypsies in Eastern Europe and that makes me very sad,


Is this a true ( factual ) or false statement ?

If true, it says a lot about the Romanians.

If false, Madonna should learn something better before mouthing off...
26 posted on 08/28/2009 3:39:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Albion Wilde
She would have accomplished more if she had said nothing, then singled out her Roma musicians for applause at the end of the concert, then simply announced that they were Roma and left it at that.

Romanians and other Central and Eastern Europeans are perfectly familiar with Roma musicianship and do not need for either you or Madonna to point this out to them.

On a related note, pointing out to me that a significant number of Black Americans are accomplished musicians makes me feel no differently regarding the wisdom of going for a stroll in West Oakland, South-side Chicago, South-central L.A., the lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, Detroit, Philly, Newark, Baltimore, D.C., etc., etc.

27 posted on 08/28/2009 3:42:47 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: SeekAndFind
Madonna said :

"But I found out that there is a lot of discrimination against gypsies in Eastern Europe and that makes me very sad"

Is this a true ( factual ) or false statement ?

If true, it says a lot about the Romanians.

Define "discrimination". When Jesse Jackson says that he is relieved to turn and find that a person walking up behind him at night is white rather than black is he guilty of "discrimination"?

28 posted on 08/28/2009 3:58:31 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: lizol

She is very accepting. She’ll spread her legs for anyone.


29 posted on 08/28/2009 3:59:07 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: muawiyah
Eventually Europeans will get over it ~ and too bad the Romanians, Bulgars, Serbs, Croats and other Eastern and Southeastern Europeans don't understand that to the most authentically Western eye they and the Gypsies are all part of one society, and it's not viewed as all that advanced.

I don't view Romanians and Roma as the same at all, any more (or less) than Romanians and Roma view each other as the same. They are two different cultures sharing the same geographic space (with some inter-mixing and assimilation). These differences are not something that the Europeans simply need to "get over". When you have one culture that makes it their business to rob, cheat, sponge off of, and interfere with another then the ones being robbed and cheated cannot be expected to simply decide they don't care.

30 posted on 08/28/2009 4:04:49 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: lizol

Gypsies, tramps and thieves...


31 posted on 08/28/2009 4:29:37 PM PDT by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: lizol

It seems perfectly natural to boo someone who supports a culture of migrant thieves.


32 posted on 08/28/2009 4:37:24 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Typical "Rightwing Extremist")
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To: MarineBrat
I give up, though my imagination is running wild.

If she had as many p##### sticking out of her as she had stuck in her, she'd look like a porcupine.

33 posted on 08/28/2009 4:52:15 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( In just two days from now, tomorrow will be yesterday. Selah.)
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To: rogue yam

Dear, I wasn’t pointing anything out to you. And I have strolled in Philly, Baltimore, DC, etc many times without fear.


34 posted on 08/28/2009 4:58:19 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: Albion Wilde

Show me a guy who is missing the point and saying dumb things while acting in a snide and condescending manner and I’ll show you a guy who is missing the point and saying dumb things.


35 posted on 08/28/2009 5:12:20 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Oh, that could be so devastatingly clever if you were addressing a guy, which you are not. You are projecting like crazy, though.


36 posted on 08/28/2009 6:19:29 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: Albion Wilde

Your psychobabble and your gender confusion serve to mitigate your condescension toward Romanians and toward me not at all.


37 posted on 08/28/2009 8:44:11 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

And your reading comprehension problems that caused you to launch an unfounded attack against me in the first place have been very amusing! Thank you! Have a great day!


38 posted on 08/29/2009 6:15:55 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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