Madonna is more than likely used to having her say and getting her way, so when she urged concert-goers to vote for Obama recently and was promptly booed for her efforts, it must have come as something of a shock.
The Material Girl was in New Orleans for her MDNA tour when she took a break between songs to talk politics.
“Who’s registered to vote?” she asked. “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.”
She was quickly booed by a large chunk of her fans, and several people actually walked out. While she was quick to try and smooth things over, the angered fans weren’t having it, so it’s hard to say whether she’ll be welcome back there again.
“Seriously, I don’t care who you vote for,” she amended. “Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote.”
The story quickly made rounds on Twitter as people voiced their opinions on whether Madonna should just perform and not use the stage as a platform for anything else.
The importance of Madonna being booed: Her audience is Obama’s base. *They* booed a plea from her to vote for him. The worm is turning…
at one point at madonna last night, she yelled at ppl to vote. then 1/2 the crowd chanted “obama!” while the other 1/2 booed. weird moment.
At Madonna concert- –just sing and keep your politics to yourself!! Madonna is so misguided! @debbieclemens booed her in the crowd!
Madonna’s political rant on democracy did not go along with her requests to vote for Obama. The crowd booed her.