In a press release issued by Madonna, she attempts to explain the on stage crucifixion she’s been doing during her current tour.
“There is a segment in my show where three of my dancers ‘confess’ or share harrowing experiences from their childhood that they ultimately overcame. My ‘confession’ follows and takes place on a Crucifix that I ultimately come down from. This is not a mocking of the church. It is no different than a person wearing a Cross or ‘Taking Up the Cross’ as it says in the Bible. My performance is neither anti-Christian, sacrilegious or blasphemous. Rather, it is my plea to the audience to encourage mankind to help one another and to see the world as a unified whole. I believe in my heart that if Jesus were alive today he would be doing the same thing.”
No. Jesus would come up to her and slap her in the face. She goes on to say that she specifically wanted to bring attention to the needy children of Africa. Call me dense or stupid, but I’m not sure how crucifying yourself on a flamboyant cross opens people’s eyes to the starving and sick of Africa. The only thing I see when Madonna crucifies herself are the words “Attention Whore”. She might as well tattoo that across her face because it would be a lot cheaper. Plus we don’t have enough famous people with tattooed faces running around. True, we have Mike Tyson, but some people would call him crazy.