Madonna Ignores Pleas to Honor Colo. Shooting
Brandishes guns onstage day after massacre
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2012 12:54 PM CDT
Madonna performs on stage in Hyde Park, London, as part of her MDNA concert tour, Tuesday July 17, 2012.   (AP Photo / Sean Dempsey, PA)

(Newser) – Madonna had a couple pretty compelling reasons not to wave fake guns around onstage at her gig in Scotland Saturday: First of all, local authorities had asked her not to, due to the fact that she took to the stage less than 48 hours after the Dark Knight massacre in Colorado. Further, Madonna herself even joked her concert could be "cut off" due to Scotland's gun laws—which came about after a 1996 massacre. Apparently she thought shock value was more important than good taste and brandished the guns anyway—but she won't face punishment, just a lot of backlash, the Daily Record reports. Relive all the various controversies of Madonna's tour here.

 

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