Madonna Booed for Very Brief Concert

She leaves Paris stage after 45 minutes
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 27, 2012 8:38 AM CDT
Madonna Booed for Very Brief Concert
In this photo provided by Guy Oseary, Madonna performs on stage during her MDNA concert at Olympia Hall in Paris on Thursday, July 26, 2012.   (AP Photo/Guy Oseary)

Madonna just cannot catch a break: A small concert in France drew boos and cries of "refund!" when the Material Girl left the stage after just 45 minutes. Last night's show, billed as an intimate event at Paris' Olympia club intended to celebrate France's tolerance, was streamed live on YouTube. By this morning, the channel that showed the event had disabled comments and had more than 12,000 dislikes compared with 10,000 likes. An invitation to tweet about the show appeared to backfire—audience members used the suggested hashtag #MDNAParis to complain. The rebroadcast of the show cuts off when Madonna leaves the stage, apparently before the crowd realized the concert was over.

The show was announced after France's far-right National Front threatened to sue Madonna after the singer showed a video at a Bastille Day concert in Paris with an image of the party's leader, Marine Le Pen, with a swastika on her forehead. "I've heard that a certain Marine Le Pen was upset with me," Madonna told the crowd, according to the newspaper Le Parisien. "It's not my intention to make enemies." (More Madonna stories.)

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