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Madonna Instagram About White House Comments January 2017

Madonna Clarifies Her White House Comments: "I Do Not Promote Violence"

Madonna wants everyone to embrace love. The singer took to Instagram on Sunday to clear up the controversial comments she made about the White House during her speech at the Women's March on Washington on Saturday. Madonna admitted to having thoughts about blowing up the White House, and alongside a photo of herself with the words "I choose love!! Are you with me?," Madonna clarified her intentions to "encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair." Her message reads as follows:

"Yesterday's Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience.
I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did.
However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.
My speech began with 'I want to start a revolution of love.' ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world.
I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn't solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love.
It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting 'we choose love'. 🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸"

Saturday's Women's Marches brought out hundreds of thousands of people, including Scarlett Johansson and Ashley Judd, who both delivered powerful speeches.

Image Source: Getty / Noam Galai
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