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Monday, August 07, 2006

Please shut up

At the Rome stop in Madonna's Confessions tour, she appeared on stage wearing a crown of thorns, crucified on a cross of mirrors. Her spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, said in an e-mail, "the context of Madonna's performance on the crucifix is not negative nor disrespectful toward the church".

Kind of puts the Danish Mohammed cartoons in perspective, doesn't it? Where's the rioting in Vatican City?

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