Madonna's Week Just Getting Worse

London concert 'worst ever,' Poland and Australia mad at her...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2012 10:42 AM CDT
Madonna's Week Just Getting Worse
Madonna performs on stage in Hyde Park, London, as part of her MDNA concert tour, Tuesday July 17, 2012.   (AP Photo / Sean Dempsey, PA)

Madonna's week hasn't gotten much better since news broke that she's being sued for using a swastika image during her concerts: The Daily Mail reports that hundreds of fans walked out of her gig last night in London, with some deeming it the worst concert ever. The Hyde Park show—which did not sell out, despite it being Madge's first London gig in four years—suffered from bad sound quality, rain, a curfew, and the Material Girl's refusal to perform many of her classics. (Although she did perform "Like a Virgin," and stripped while doing so, prompting one concertgoer to tweet, "When Madonna has concerts in her 50s where she strips herself on stage, you know her career is as dead as MySpace.")

Bizarrely, at one point Madonna yelled, "We love you, Poland." Maybe it was a joke, the Daily Mail hypothesizes. But Poland is exactly where Madge is seeing yet more trouble: Her planned show there faces a protest because it's scheduled on Aug. 1, Warsaw's World War II Remembrance Day. A Catholic youth group wants the show canceled, WENN reports. Meanwhile, Australia is feeling snubbed by Madonna, who recently ditched plans to do shows in the country for the first time since 1993, Australia's News Network reports. And, on a more personal front, Madge was possibly betrayed by good pal Demi Moore, who had dinner with Madonna's ex Alex Rodriguez Sunday night, according to the New York Daily News. Feeling brave? Click to see pictures of the Material Girl's Hyde Park striptease. (Read more Madonna stories.)

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