Madonna explains "Black Muslim" statement

The Material Girl fails at irony


Prachi Gupta
September 26, 2012 7:30PM (UTC)

"Ironic" (along with "literally" ) is probably one of the most misused words in the language.  After yesterday's odd Obama endorsement, the singer released a statement via her spokesperson:

"I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim – though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were?"

If by "ironic," Madonna means, "using ill-conceived humor to make a point that doesn't need to be made," then OK. Imagine that statement as an Alanis Morrisette song lyric, and maybe it will begin to make more sense.

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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