Madonna Booed for Very Brief Concert
She leaves Paris stage after 45 minutes
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 27, 2012 8:38 AM CDT
In this photo provided by Guy Oseary, Madonna performs on stage during her MDNA concert at Olympia Hall in Paris on Thursday, July 26, 2012.   (AP Photo/Guy Oseary)

(Newser) – Madonna just cannot catch a break: A small concert in France drew boos and cries of "refund!" when the Material Girl left the stage after just 45 minutes. Last night's show, billed as an intimate event at Paris' Olympia club intended to celebrate France's tolerance, was streamed live on YouTube. By this morning, the channel that showed the event had disabled comments and had more than 12,000 dislikes compared with 10,000 likes. An invitation to tweet about the show appeared to backfire—audience members used the suggested hashtag #MDNAParis to complain. The rebroadcast of the show cuts off when Madonna leaves the stage, apparently before the crowd realized the concert was over.

The show was announced after France's far-right National Front threatened to sue Madonna after the singer showed a video at a Bastille Day concert in Paris with an image of the party's leader, Marine Le Pen, with a swastika on her forehead. "I've heard that a certain Marine Le Pen was upset with me," Madonna told the crowd, according to the newspaper Le Parisien. "It's not my intention to make enemies."

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Jul 28, 2012 7:49 PM CDT
Not her intention to make enemies? Yet she manages to do that just about everwhere she goes. And she always has. My question is when is she going to grow up?
Jul 28, 2012 6:00 AM CDT
It was a brief concert. 30 mins. Then there was then a 15 minute speech promoting leftist/liberal/new age politics. If you listen to the comments made by fans you will see they were more annoyed at Madonna's sermonising that her concert length. Its a peculiar phenomenon; the celebrity who lures people in through music before proselytising them. Actually she reminded me of Maria/Hel in the 1922 silent film Metropolis at one point.
Jul 27, 2012 4:41 PM CDT
Booed for being BRIEF???? Doesn't make sense to me...booed for being that makes some sense...pass the baton are pass your sell-by date for pop consumption ...