Rebellious? Madonna Draws Criticism Over Comparisons To Mandela And Martin Luther King

Madonna Promo Photo

Only snuggies sold worse than the new Madonna record this holiday season.

The pop icon first felt that female artists are being held back as the excuse of her album selling poorly on pre-order for i-Tunes, then a squabble with Lady Gaga. Madonna now is saying she is just as much of a rebel as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., using images of them in black rope on their face like hers for the #RebelHeart album cover.

Even Bob Marley was not safe from the black rope as well. Madonna released 6 songs from "Rebel Heart" after 13 demos of the album were leaked much to Madonna's frustration...or perhaps acting frustrated. You know what we mean.

Martin Luther King Photo Used By Madonna

Under the photo of MLK Jr., she said "This #RebelHeart had a dream!"

Keep in mind, this is over poor sales. Not an artist comparing himself to a slave to get out of a record contract 20 years prior which caused it's own uproar although it changed the industry forever. This is over poor sales and is quite frankly, in poor taste.

From the fighting with Lady Gaga to lashing out at fans for the material being leaked. The duets with Macklemore & Miley Cyrus seem to make more sense of trying to keep up with trends. Trends that Madonna used to make and break. Perhaps it is time to scrap "Rebel Heart" completely and come out with new material and take a social media break. At lease she is not dropping the "N" word like she is 2Pac tho.-DocFB

Diagnosis: The poor sales of "Rebel Heart" have more to do with the material being sub par than people trying to hold Madonna back. It is a completely different game for an artist over 55 and you need to adapt to the changes or keep charging your fans over $500.00 to see your shows.


Tony Bennet Clarifies 9/11 Comments He Made On Howard Stern

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse. Photo: Mark Allan
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse. Photo: Mark Allan

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse. Photo: Mark Allan

Tony Bennett has made a statement regarding his comments on 9/11 during the Howard Stern Show.

Tony stated:

I am so grateful to be an American and as a World War II veteran, I was proud to fight to protect our values, which have made America the greatest country on the planet.

There is simply no excuse for terrorism and the murder of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the 9/11 attacks on our country.

My life experiences - ranging from the Battle of the Bulge to marching with Martin Luther King - made me a life-long humanist and pacifist, and reinforced my belief that violence begets violence and that war is the lowest form of human behavior.

I am sorry if my statements suggested anything other than an expression of my love for my country, my hope for humanity and my desire for peace throughout the world.

We really feel that Tony was just speaking his mind and was talking off the cuff.   It is obvious that Tony felt remorse for what he said feeling it offended people.

What do you think?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Bennett Is Still The Man