Madonna certainly expressed herself when she spoke at the Women's March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. After opening with some inspiring words for the participants with optimism for the future, the legendary singer not only dropped a few F-bombs, but also said that she has "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House" while feeling "angry" and "outraged."
Madonna's controversial comments grabbed headlines following the speech, and she wrote a lengthy note on Instagram clarifying the message. "I am not a violent person," she wrote. "I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in [sic] it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context."
She went on to explain that her speech was meant to promote unity. "My speech began with 'I want to start a revolution of love,'" Madonna said. "I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world."
Ultimately, Madonna said that she will be filled with love as she moves forward into the future. "I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love," she ended the post. "It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting 'we choose love.'"
The photo that accompanied Madonna's message on Instagram featured her with the words, "I choose love. Are you with me?" written across.
Many famous faces joined Madonna at the Women's March at the nation's capital, including Bravo's own Padma Lakshmi, Carole Radziwill, and Dorinda Medley.
See other Bravolebs get their activism on, below.
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