Madonna: Opposing the FN while performing in Israel is like denouncing animal cruelty whilst wearing mink
Madonna has always had a flair for publicity stunts. This week, she sparked controversy by showing an image of France’s Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika across her forehead during a concert in Tel Aviv. Though some judged her decision to publicly berate Le Pen as risqué, few have noted the irony of her stance given her choice to perform in a country currently governed by members of the Far-right. The threat posed by Ms Le Pen, whose party has no MPs so far, and a maximum of 3 predicted in the upcoming elections, pales in comparison with the actual damage the Far-Right have wrought in Israel, where they are actually represented in government.