At the Women’s March in Washington DC Madonna said she “thought of Blowing up the White House.” As a result the Secret Service is allegedly investigating her. Potentially, she could be faced with a serious crime. Being well aware of this, Madonna tried to backtrack the next day, stating that it was just a “metaphor.”. But it is too little too late! In my view after examining Madonna’s body language and speech pattern, that she was NOT speaking figuratively. Instead she was speaking literally. She made a direct statement.
According to the dictionary, a Metaphor is a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics. In Madonna’s speech there was no comparison.
Body language wise and voice wise and speech wise she spoke in anger. She even literally said” I am angry.” You can see the anger in her face. Her upper lip is raised and her face widens around her cheek area.
Then she said I am outaged. As she says this you can see her facial muscles getting more tense as she lifts up her upper lip in an angry snarl .
Then she looks directly at the audience and gives them a clear and direct message in a deliberate staccato tone. If someone was using a metaphor it would not be delivered so emphatically as she delivered her statement “Yes, I have thought an awful lot about Blowing up the White House.”
The fact that she used the adjective “an awful lot” shows that it is NOT a metaphor but rather a literal statement of her action . She thought about blowing up the White House and she thought about it a lot.
As she says this at the end of her statement, her voice showed a glottal fry where there is a creaky sound . This indicates anger in the voice as the vocal muscles are now experiencing a lot of tension. This is due to anger. This further indicates that this statement was literal and not metaphor at all. She was angry and she thought about blowing up the White House. her voice indicates this is a fact, not a metaphor.
She then looks down and then tells exactly what she did after hr action ( thinking about blowing up the White House.).
She says ‘I know that this won’t change anything. As she says it she cocks her head, indicating that she gave thought to the action. When someone cocks their head it is an indication they were thinking about something or considering something or questioning something. This further indicates that hat she said was literal and not a metaphor. She then shakes her head “NO” indicating once again that her action was lietral.
Now she is instigating fear more anger by bringing up someone who wrote something from WW2 saying we must “love or or die”. She is saying that if you don’t love you will die.Is she referring to Trump here that if he doesn’t love he will die’? Is she referring to the audience that if they don’t love they will die? In ether case it seems to be as though she is instigating fear and a threat of what will happen ( death) with her “either or remark.”
Then she has the audience repeat her chant “We choose love” which further highlights her “either or” statement – either death or love”
The bottom line is that it is NOT a metaphor in my view but a very real statement based on what she said and did before, during, and after she made the statement. The display of direct anger, the glottal fry as she continued her statement in real time actual anger not in metaphor and her follow up statement of stating that ” I know it wouldn’t change anything.” In a metaphor you do not have a follow up action ( knowing it wouldn’t change anything).
In addition, when people speak metaphorically, they often pepper other areas of their speech with metaphors which was not the case here. This further leads me to believe that her statement was not a metaphor and in fact a very literal account of what she thought about doing to the White House.
It’s ironic that Madonna is seen wearing an orange jumper at the rally. She may very well find this orange color jumper a staple of her daily apparel if the Secret Service finds her threat is not a metaphor but a full blown threat.
For those of you who think Madonna was simply exercising her First Amendments Rights, in my view she went far and above those rights, Just as you cannot yell FIRE in a crowded room when there is no fire, you cannot tell millions of people that you considered blowing up the White House as you display your anger to instigate others.
The level of hypocrisy of Madonna astounds me. To me it seems as though she will do and say anything as a desperate attempt for this 60 year old to stay in the public eye since her career and music s becoming less and less relevant.
Her vulgarity which has increased more and more. Her showing the world her private parts as she shaved the Nike logo into her pubic hair is vulgar and shows very poor judgement on her part, especially since she has teenage and pre teenaged children. It is now understandable why 16 year old son ROcco wants nothing to do with her and has moved far away from here to stay with his dad in the UK.
Before that she made an announcement at one of her concerts that she would give oral sex to anyone who voted for Hillary. This is a statement that goes far beyond getting attention. It made me wonder if the woman is in her early states of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease . Yes, we all know Madonna has always been over the top in her actions and words but this is far far far over the top. Saying something like this is a horrible role model for young women, especially those as young as her adopted daughter Mercy.
Whether you love Donald Trump or you hate DOnald Trump, you cannot threaten any President or the White House as Madonna clearly did in my view. The Secret Service allegedly thinks that her statements are serious enough to warrant an investigation and I agree with them.
It seems that her Donald Trump anger and tirades and being so vocal is keeping her in the public eye and getting everyone talking about her as her music certainly isn’t cutting it any longer. But this time her cry for attention has backfired on her and she will no doubt have to be held accountable for what she does and what she says for perhaps the first time in her life.
Her hypocrisy is astounding to me. Here she has spent a lifetime showing off her private parts , degrading herself as a woman, and being vulgar and suddenly she is offended by Trump’s remarks which are just as bad as hers. Yes Trump’s “pussy grabbing statement was disgusting and no one can dispute it , even his wife Melania. But this is about Madonna. Throughout the years in my view, she has done more more to harm the image of women than anyone with her sexist vulgarity and raunchiness. She is certainly no leader, no role model, and no spokesperson for women in my book.
It was disgusting enough that 60 year old Toxic Madonna showed the world her genitals last week with a Nike Logo shaved out of her pubic hair and before the election, offered to give oral sex to anyone who voted for Hillary. But now she has taken things to a whole new level by saying she thought about Blowing Up the White House! She is now being investigated by the Secret Service.This Toxic Hypocrite has spent her whole life showing off her private parts , degrading herself as a woman, and being vulgar and suddenly she is offended by Trump’s remarks as she speaks at the woman’s march with a Holier than Thou attitude. She has done more to harm women and their image than anyone with her sexist vulgarity and raunchiness. She is certainly no leader , no role model, and no spokesperson for women.