Saturday 20 January 2018

Madonna in swastika row at gig

France's far-right National Front said yesterday that it plans to sue Madonna (pictured) after the singer showed a video at a Paris concert that contained an image of the party's leader with a swastika on her forehead.

The video has been shown at other concerts on the singer's tour, and the party has expressed its outrage before, warning that it would take action if the video were shown in France. On Saturday night, Madonna played it at the Stade de France.

National Front spokesman Alain Vizier said that the party would file a complaint in French court next week for "insults".

Party leader Marine Le Pen is briefly pictured in the video. Ms Le Pen has tried to shed the National Front's image as racist and anti-Semitic, but she has maintained a hard line on immigrants, saying France has too many.

Irish Independent

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