On Saturday, in a speech during the Women’s March on Washington, aging pop star, Madonna, said she has “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” The threat not only got the attention of the Secret Service, it got the attention of FBI Facebook “friends,” who demanded an investigation.
Under a post about National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, members of the public expressed their outrage over the pop star’s comments.
According to the Gateway Pundit, a spokesman for the Secret Service “said an investigation would be opened but that the decision to prosecute rests with the U.S. Attorney’s office.”
Remarkably, Madonna had to repeatedly refer to her notes during her short tirade. Looking up at the crowd, and down at her notes between nearly every phrase, the pop star stated, ““I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W. H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War II, ‘We must love one another or die.’ I choose love. Are you with me? Say this with me: We choose love! We choose love! We choose love!”
The crowd cheered loudly when she spoke of her desire to “blow up the White House.” Unlike the crowd, the women standing behind her on stage appeared to be both amused and concerned about her comments.