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    I can't stand Madonna, she is such a whore for the spotlight. I used to like her music but between her "acting" career, her Sex book, her ever changing style...she lost me. I don't care what she says or does, I just find her fake and boring and I wish she would go away.
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    Originally posted by StevieM
    Madonna:
    "It was filmed before the war started, and I do not believe it is appropriate to air it at this time," the singer wrote."

    I don't believe a thing she says.
    I think she was probably told not to release it.
    She's always been a media whore but, that would have been too much.
    JMO
    It was filmed around February. And, if you need more proof, it was filmed before the MTV Music Awards before talks of a war were actually believable. Also, she has done a new video for "American LIfe"...believe that!
    You are who you are...and I wouldn't want to change a thing...- Madonna

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    Madonniac, if it was filmed in February, then it was filmed when this whole issue of the war with Iraq was already being talked about. Hell, they've been talking about this war for more than a year already. It just isn't true.

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    Madonna Releases "Tamer" Version Of Video

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    NEW YORK (AP) -- Madonna's "American Life" video has been reincarnated as a tamer, nonviolent version of its former self.

    The performer scrapped the original version because she thought its violent, antiwar themes were inappropriate during the U.S.-led conflict in Iraq.

    The first video from her new "American Life" album -- which comes out Tuesday -- featured explosions, a runway show of couture army fatigues and Madonna dancing in a military uniform. At the end, she threw what looked like a hand grenade into the lap of a President Bush look-alike.

    The new version, which premiered Wednesday night on the cable network VH1, still features Madonna dressed in a military uniform, but she's simply singing in front of a backdrop of ever-changing flags of different countries.

    When Madonna decided not to release the original version earlier this month, she said: "Due to the volatile state of the world and out of sensitivity and respect to the armed forces, who I support and pray for, I do not want to risk offending anyone who might misinterpret the meaning of this video."

    But in a VH1 special that aired before the video's debut, the 44-year-old singer said she was frustrated that some celebrities who express antiwar sentiments are suffering a backlash.

    The Dixie Chicks, for example, saw sales of their best-selling disc "Home" drop after lead singer Natalie Maines told a London audience she was "ashamed" of President Bush, a remark for which she later apologized.

    "You know, it's ironic we're fighting for democracy in Iraq because we ultimately aren't celebrating democracy here," Madonna said. "Because anybody who has anything to say against the war or against the president or whatever is punished, and that's not democracy -- it's people being intolerant."

    This is not the first time Madonna's videos have caused a stir.

    In 1989, religious images in "Like a Prayer" led Pepsi to drop her as a spokeswoman. In 1990, MTV refused to air "Justify My Love" because of its sexual content. Two years later, it relegated "Erotica" to early morning hours, and in 2001, VH1 and MTV wouldn't air "What it Feels Like For a Girl" because of its violent content.

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    "When Madonna decided not to release the original version earlier this month, she said: "Due to the volatile state of the world and out of sensitivity and respect to the armed forces, who I support and pray for, I do not want to risk offending anyone who might misinterpret the meaning of this video."

    But in a VH1 special that aired before the video's debut, the 44-year-old singer said she was frustrated that some celebrities who express antiwar sentiments are suffering a backlash. "
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    So which is it, Madonna? You don't want to offend, or you don't want backlash? I'm thinking it's the latter, since she's never cared whether or not she's offended people before. And just like it's her right to feel the way she feels, other people have the right to feel the way they feel, & if that means she (or other celebs) get backlash, then so be it. They want to exercise their right to freedom of speech, but don't want anyone else to exercise their freedom of speech if they aren't sharing the same opinion. These celebrities can't have their cake & eat it too. Joe Schmo has the same basic rights as they do, which is what they seem to conveniently forget.

    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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    I agree totally.

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