Entertainer Madonna Creates Negative Stereotypes of Christians at Current World Tour

Country: International

Date of incident: July 17, 2012

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Arts



American entertainer Madonna tours the world with her show MDNA. The song and video “Nobody Knows Me,” which is part of Madonna’s MDNA Tour, defames Christians and creates anti-Christian stereotypes.

Anti-gay protesters are shown just before Madonna’s face morphs into that of the pope; at the point where the pope’s face appears, protesters are shown to hold gay-bashing signs up. The accompanying lyrics, which include the refrain, “Won’t let a stranger give me a social disease,” ties the pope to hate speech directed at homosexuals. Moreover, photos of gay youths who recently committed suicide are also shown during this sequence, suggested that Christianity drove them into suicide. This sadly creates negative stereotypes and prejudices against Christians. View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3ApCeN7M7c We thank the Catholic League for reporting (www.catholicleague.org).