Madonna speaks of blowing up White House

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Sheri Donaldson

At the Women’s March on January 21, celebrity Madonna once again stirred up controversy with her remark towards the White House. She spoke out in her speech, saying “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing the house.” Some, including former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich said that Madonna ought to be arrested for making threatening statements.

Although many have taken Madonna’s speech seriously and have shown fear of her words, she has explained that her words were simply a metaphor. “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,” she wrote on Twitter. She continued, “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.”