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 thought on “Today in Madonna History: August 18, 2012

  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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