Madonna drama: 'Material Girl' posts political statement on Syria
No stranger to making bold statements, Madonna struck a pose on the Syrian crisis this week, opposing U.S. military intervention in the crisis-torn country.
“US stay out of Syria!” read a photo of a hand-written message posted on the pop diva’s Instagram page.
In less than 19 hours, Madonna’s appeal garnered about 30,000 ‘likes’ from users of the popular photo-sharing service and sparked a discussion on the page, according to a report from Russia Today.
The "MDNA" singer has long been an supporter of U.S. President Barack Obama, who is currently pushing for military intervention in the wake of Syria's use of chemical weapons.
“But Madonna has also been vehemently anti-war, having once compared President George W. Bush's tactics to those of Saddam Hussein,” reported the Huffington Post.
On Instagram, users expressed a mixed reaction over Madonna’s post.
“Can someone remind Madonna that her job is just to entertain us please?” commented javitheflyingmonkey.
Other’s supported Madonna’s call “for humanity’s sake” as written in the picture.
Madonna’s post came amid a stunt by American actress Alyssa Milano, when she tweeted this week about a “sex tape” which intended to redirect her followers’ attention to the Syrian crisis.
The 40-year-old star of “Who's the Boss?” appeared stripping down while trying to record her sex tape with a man.
As the couple adjusted the camera over a bed sprinkled with rose petals, and right before they got busy, the camera shifts to a television screen with a news report about Syria.
On Thursday, Milano tweeted: “4M+ kids are now affected by the brutal conflict in #Syria. Support @UNICEFUSA's efforts to help #ChildrenOfSyria.”
The U.S. Congress is expected to vote next week on striking Syria.