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Madonna's homeless brother Anthony Ciccone: My billionaire sister doesn't care if I die
New York Daily News ^ | Friday, March 29, 2013 | Margaret Eby

Posted on 03/30/2013 6:48:44 PM PDT by Jyotishi

Madonna's brother Anthony Ciccone stoked a family feud, saying that his famous sister didn't care 'if I'm dead or alive.'

Pop queen Madonna has legions of fans. But her estranged brother, Anthony Ciccone, isn't one of them.

Ciccone, 56, is a homeless alcoholic who has lived on the freezing streets of Traverse City, Mich. For almost three years. And he's stoking the family feud between him and his famous sister.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ciccone; homeless; madonna; obama; poverty
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Quiz: Which other famous person neglects a brother in similar manner? Hint: The person lives in a hut of white color.
1 posted on 03/30/2013 6:48:44 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

No fan of Madonna, but the brother is missing a pair of jacks in his deck.


2 posted on 03/30/2013 6:55:25 PM PDT by dread78645 (Evolution. A doomed theory since 1859.)
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To: Jyotishi

Well—and believe me, I am no fan of hers—the article clearly states that the parents and Madonna have tried to help this guy several times over the years. She has paid for multiple rehab stints for him, to no avail. He’s a hard case that that has never cooperated and tried to kick the sauce. Sad.


3 posted on 03/30/2013 6:55:59 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Jyotishi

He’s not a homeless alcoholic because of her neglect. I’m sure she’d give him money for a treatment center visit.


4 posted on 03/30/2013 6:57:12 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Jyotishi

Homeless alcoholics-addicts aren’t known to be highly reliable authorities on truth.

They are known to be conniving, manipulative, dishonest, cheaters.

But by all means base a hit piece on their words on matters.

Madonna could well have given him $ hundreds of thousands, and we don’t know.

At age 56 he should be clean-sober, dead, but this one still kicks.

If his lips are still moving, he’s probably lying.

Don’t fall for it. I could care less about the rock-star, but he’s not her responsibility.


5 posted on 03/30/2013 6:57:41 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Pharmboy

Thanks, I should have read the article first.


6 posted on 03/30/2013 6:58:11 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Jyotishi

Not to defend Madonna here, I can understand her reluctance to get a drug addled relative into the fold as he has not hit bottom yet.

I lived this every day for 30+ years. A brother of similar age with a crack cocaine problem and a lengthy history of destructive behavior withing the family. Now that our parents are dead, let him live in squalor.

Barry the Bolshevik on the other hand...his refusal to assist his half brother George is inexcusable. George is not an addict.


7 posted on 03/30/2013 6:59:15 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Jyotishi

I can’t bring up the article on this device, so I don’t know the whole story. Is it possible Madonna tried to get help for her brother, but he refused or didn’t make any effort on his own to get clean?

You can love someone and move heaven and earth for him, but in the end he has to be responsible. He has to take advantage of the help and do some work to reform himself. Otherwise, you just keep enabling that person.

I had that experience with a good friend. When it became obvious that he was never going to even try to get better, I had to cut him off. He passed away 3 years ago from alcohol poisoning. I don’t feel guilty.


8 posted on 03/30/2013 7:00:56 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Very often people are, deep down, afraid to get better.
They are as addicted to self pity as they are to alcohol or drugs.


9 posted on 03/30/2013 7:07:17 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Jyotishi

Maybe she can give him her Boy Scout uniform..


10 posted on 03/30/2013 7:08:15 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Jyotishi

I’d give Madonna a mulligan on this one. You can’t help an addict unless he really, really wants help. And that is rare.


11 posted on 03/30/2013 7:10:49 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Jyotishi

12 posted on 03/30/2013 7:12:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Jyotishi; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Anthony Madonna? There is such a person? Who knew?!


13 posted on 03/30/2013 7:13:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jyotishi

Michael Moore should move him into his house.


14 posted on 03/30/2013 7:13:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Jyotishi; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Hint: The person lives in a hut of white color.

White Hut? I give up. Who lives there?


15 posted on 03/30/2013 7:14:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jyotishi

You can’t love someone more than they love themselves. The guy is a homeless alcoholic bum. Giving him money would only enable his alcoholism. And I’ll bet that Madonna has at least offered to send him to rehab but he won’t have anything to do with it.


16 posted on 03/30/2013 7:15:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Hey...I ate there last week. New owners put in ice cream? Jeez...


17 posted on 03/30/2013 7:16:38 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Pharmboy

Yeah, but has she ever sent him to Passages Malabu?


18 posted on 03/30/2013 7:18:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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Ciccone, 56, is a homeless alcoholic

At first glance this sounds like an alcoholic whose family has stopped enabling him.

19 posted on 03/30/2013 7:20:38 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: JoeProBono

He’s a walking stereotype of any prog sociology/ liberal arts professor. Prone to fits of rage when challenged.


20 posted on 03/30/2013 7:20:57 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: HerrBlucher
Very often people are, deep down, afraid to get better. They are as addicted to self pity as they are to alcohol or drugs.

And the pity of others. I have been living a situation like this for 7+ years. What is really hard to finally accept is that you can't make someone else change, they have to choose to do it.

21 posted on 03/30/2013 7:23:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Jyotishi

I happen to know how it goes (and I’m not even an alcoholic homeless.) Having sisters oughta be illegal!


22 posted on 03/30/2013 7:24:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jyotishi

First he needs to help himself.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 7:25:16 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, I definitely see the similarity with Madonna except for the glasses.


24 posted on 03/30/2013 7:25:48 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 353FMG
I definitely see the similarity with Madonna except for the glasses.

And now?


25 posted on 03/30/2013 7:27:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jyotishi

Funny how the poor suffering guy manages to be homeless in the most upscale conservative leaning city in the state.


26 posted on 03/30/2013 7:32:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dread78645

I guess the whole family is rotten!


27 posted on 03/30/2013 7:33:34 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Madonna's brother still struggling on the "mean streets" of Traverse City. I think he should Crash at Michael Moore's crib.

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28 posted on 03/30/2013 7:35:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jyotishi

he’s an addict


29 posted on 03/30/2013 7:36:11 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Huskrrrr

If I recall from the last story I read about the guy, his father ended up firing him from his job at the winery the father owns.


30 posted on 03/30/2013 7:37:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jyotishi

Here’s the story from 2011.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2796772/posts


31 posted on 03/30/2013 7:42:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jyotishi

There’s a big God sized hole in everyone. Sadly, some people fill it up with drugs and alcohol.


32 posted on 03/30/2013 7:44:00 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: cripplecreek
How old is the father? Look at the son, he could pass for 64. He really should moisturize. Anyway the deal reminds me of an old Jackson Browne ditty.
33 posted on 03/30/2013 7:49:36 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: Jyotishi

From the pic at the link, it looks like someone (sis?) is buying him nice, clean jackets.


34 posted on 03/30/2013 7:52:29 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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Traverse city is pretty upscale. I wouldn’t be surprised that the evil rich folks in the area donate a lot to the poor.


35 posted on 03/30/2013 7:55:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jyotishi

“...homeless alcoholic .....” Some times helping means letting one do something to help them selves.


36 posted on 03/30/2013 7:55:38 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: Jyotishi

I never realized how many Madonna fans were on this site willing to stand with her against her brother.


37 posted on 03/30/2013 7:55:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jyotishi

I’m sorry, but he doesn’t have a right to one dime of her wealth. The fact is, if she ‘helped’ him, she’d be enabling him and he probably would be dead from ODing on alcohol within a year.

Sometimes the best thing you can do is walk away and let another adult sort it out.


38 posted on 03/30/2013 7:58:06 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: cripplecreek

> Here’s the story from 2011.
>
> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2796772/posts

Thank you.


39 posted on 03/30/2013 8:02:45 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

Some relatives need to be abandoned. I’ve got a list of in-laws that are suckling at the teets of other family members and not allowed anything from us, when those other relatives die these in-laws will be homeless, and I’m OK with that. And so’s the wife.


40 posted on 03/30/2013 8:03:08 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Revolting cat!

can’t stand Madonna, but I’ve also seen first hand what some alcoholics can do.

Had a relationship with one that was a test study for alcoholism.

And I mean that literally. Come to find out, a researcher from IU had been studying her alcohlism and her family for years.

Drank herself to the point of renal failure, and kept drinking vodka and skipping dialysis.

That was the final straw for me


41 posted on 03/30/2013 8:08:15 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Revolting cat!

It’s got nothing to do with being a fan of Madonna and everything to do with being related to losers. Count yourself blessed you don’t understand her position.


42 posted on 03/30/2013 8:10:09 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Jyotishi

I once asked a homeless drug addict what he would do if he suddenly came into a million dollars. And he said, “I would kill myself. Because I would buy dope, and dope, and some more dope....”


43 posted on 03/30/2013 8:11:43 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Revolting cat!
I doubt there are any Madonna fans here.

But the reasons people dislike her are for her own actions.
Goodness knows there are plenty.

No need to make up strawmen to attack her, for those things beyond her personal controll. If your family is large enough, it also includes a homeless addict who refuses to be helped.

Sometimes the best and only right thing you can do is to stop enabling a dysfunctional family member.

Now, back to freely and openly bashing her for her toxic music and idiotic politics!

44 posted on 03/30/2013 8:12:14 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: sarasmom
I doubt there are any Madonna fans here.

I enjoy a lot of her early music, and saw her at Live Aid in '85 when she was at the top of her game. Also, 'Desperately Seeking Susan' is one of my favorite movies. I watch it once every couple of years.

45 posted on 03/30/2013 8:21:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jespasinthru

That’s how you sell your soul real cheap. Also known as sucking the devil’s d*ck for free.


46 posted on 03/30/2013 8:22:06 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a nice view.


47 posted on 03/30/2013 8:24:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Revolting cat!

> I never realized how many Madonna fans were on this site willing to stand with her against her brother.

See #31. Two years ago there wasn’t such an outpouring of support on FR for Madonna against her brother. Change has come.


48 posted on 03/30/2013 8:28:47 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I never realized how many Madonna fans were on this site willing to stand with her against her brother.


Your right. That selfish woman ought to give him a stack of signed checks and the keys to her car.


49 posted on 03/30/2013 8:37:44 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Jyotishi
Ciccone, 56, is a homeless alcoholic who has lived on the freezing streets of Traverse City, Mich. For almost three years.

That sounds awful! You would think that the streets would thaw out in the Summer.

50 posted on 03/30/2013 8:39:01 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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