Today in Madonna History: August 18, 2012

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On August 18 2012, during an MDNA World Tour concert in Zurich, Madonna made this statement for the release of Pussy Riot:

“I protest the conviction and sentencing of Pussy Riot to a penal colony for two years for a 40 second performance extolling their political opinions. Even if one disagrees with the location or how they chose to express themselves, the sentence is too harsh and in fact is inhumane. I call on all those who love freedom to condemn this unjust punishment. I urge artists around the world to speak up in protest against this travesty. They’ve spent enough time in jail. I call on ALL of Russia to let Pussy Riot go free.”

One response

  1. Long after the controversies of Material Girl and the Sex book fade from view, Madonna will ultimately be remembered as a sadly beautiful balladeer, a Ray of Light with a Rebel Heart and ultimately as a humanitarian and as a freedom fighter-that’s her true legacy! By crying out and giving Voices to those who don’t have one and are marginalized and are cut off from society, Madonna delivers with eternal grace!

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