Facebook.com/MadonnaMadonna has been stirring up plenty of controversy on her MDNA world tour. Already in hot water for flashing body parts, the use of swastika imagery superimposed over the picture of a French political leader and pointing a prop gun at her head, the singer triggered even more fuss during her first-ever performance in Scotland, reports the website Scotsman.
On Sunday, Madonna disobeyed local authorities by brandishing a handgun and machine gun as part of her stage show in Edinburgh. The actions defied a warning issued by Edinburgh area police not to use the controversial props.
Critics called the singer's actions insensitive, not only in light of Friday's gun violence in Aurora, Colorado, but also taking into account a 1996 incident nearby Dunblane, Scotland, in which a gunman shot and killed 16 schoolchildren and an adult before committing suicide.
"Madonna has obviously developed this as part of her routine, but I think common sense should have been applied this weekend... better judgement should have been used," said Shabnum Mustapha, director of Amnesty International Scotland.
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