France's National Front party has threatened to sue American pop diva Madonna over the use of Nazi swastika in depiction of party leader Marine Le Pen.
Madonna kicked off her MDNA Tour in Israel's Tel Aviv last Thursday to promote her new album as well as peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
An image of Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead appeared on a giant screen during the concert, France 3 television reported.
Officials from the National Front, which has frequently been linked with anti-Semitism and racism but won a fifth of the popular vote during the first round of presidential elections in April, said Madonna had offended all of its members and supporters.
Le Pen, who has toned down the party's extremist views since taking over the leadership from her notorious father last year, commented on Madonna's provocative stunt by saying: "We understand how old singers who need to get people talking about them go to such extremes."
Her deputy, Louis Aliot, was more blunt, stating that the party will look into the possibility of filing a law suit against Madonna if she repeats her stunt during a concert in France.
Madonna, who turns 54 in August, will stage a concert at the Stade de France in Paris on July 14 when France celebrates Bastille Day, which marks the end of the French monarchy and the beginning of the French Revolution.
ABU DHABI PERFORMANCE:
Controversy was the word for the night, as Madonna freely dropped profanity in her performances, upsetting quite a few sentiments while winning fans in others for her sheer audacity on stage.
“Let’s live dangerously,” were her choice of words at one point on stage, and it seems only Madonna could achieve that in the Middle East, without batting an eyelash as she dropped the F-bomb on stage, along with using ‘B****’ quite eagerly.
Writhing bodies and cupping selective body parts were all in a night’s work, but a few collective gasps were heard over the din as a semi striptease erupted on stage.
Madonna was quite cheeky in her political and religious affiliations as the show stretched on.
Madonna's show was uncensored thta has parents in a tizzy at the brazen concert.