- Madonna has expressed anger over a Malawi court decision which sentenced two gay men to 14 years of hard labour.
"I am shocked and saddened by the decision made today by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison," the statement read.
"As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, colour, religion, or sexual orientation. Today, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved.
"I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi - and around the world - to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all."
Madonna also asked her fans to add their name to her statement:
Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga will spend the next 14 years in a Malawi jail, sentenced to hard labor.
They aren't murderers. They didn't steal. In fact, they didn't commit a crime.
They were convicted of homosexuality.
I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi -- and around the world -- to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all.
Please add your name to mine in a pledge of support for the freedom to love:
I am shocked and saddened by the recent decision made by the Malawian court. As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation.
This week, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved.
I will not sit back and be silent while two men are sentenced to 14 years hard labor simply for loving each other. I hope you will add your name to mine, and speak out to your friends and family on this issue:
- Madonna’s wedding dress at the MTV Video Music Awards (1984) was one of the Top 10 Most Iconic Dresses Of The Past 50 Years.
- Lady GaGa talked about Madonna in her recent interview, stating she doesn't think of herself as "the new Madonna" and that she does have the utmost respect for her.
- According to (Daily Mail), Madonna casted rising star Andrea Riseborough for the role of The Duchess of Windsor in her upcoming movie.
Andrea Riseborough explained…
“Madonna has read pretty much every book on the Duke and Duchess and I have been absorbing as much as possible about the Duchess, and speaking to people who knew her.
What’s fascinating is that this is the woman a king gave up the crown for, and that must have been such a heavy responsibility for her, as well as him.
She begged him to remain on the throne - she would rather have stayed as his mistress.
And I wonder what it must have been like after the Abdication? Did they hate each other or did they love each other? They were so compelling and enigmatic,”
Abi Cornish will play Wally while Oscar Isaac will play a highly educated security guard who falls in love with the married Wally.
Filming will begin in July on locations in England, France and America, and the script has gone through several rewrites and now seems much stronger.
- People Magazine has put together the top female tours since 2000, with Madonna dominating all of her DIVA counterparts. Check out the list below:
01- The Sticky & Sweet World Tour – Madonna – 2008-2009
02- The Confessions World Tour – Madonna – 2006
03- The Reinvention World Tour – Madonna – 2004
04- The Farewell World Tour – Cher – 2002-2005
05- The Circus Starring: Britney Spears World Tour – Britney Spears – 2009
06- The Taking Chance World Tour – Celine Dion – 2008-2009
07- I Am World Tour – Beyonce – 2009-2010
08- “X2008〃 World Tour – Kylie Minogue – 2008
09- Back to Basics World Tour – Christina Aguilera – 2007
10- Drowned World Tour – Madonna – 2001
11- The Beyonce Experience World Tour – Beyonce – 2007
12- Dream Within a Dream World Tour – Britney Spears – 2001-2002
13- Showgirl Homecoming Tour – Kylie Minogue – 2006-2007
14- Funhouse World Tour – P!nk – 2009
15- I Told I Was Trouble World Tour – Amy Winehouse – 2006-2008(DivaReport)
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