Defies a category!

She is doing it all to garner publicity for her new CD, just like she always does. She is using the war and the killing of innocent people to promote and sell CD’s. To paraphrase Michael Moore: “Shame on you. Shame on you Madonna!”

War leads Madonna to cancel video debut
Madonna has decided not to release her controversial American Life video out of respect for armed forces in Iraq.
The clip, which was completed before the war started, depicts Madonna as a heroine in military garb alongside camouflage-clad dancers on a fashion runway. Trapped in a bathroom stall, she uses a knife to carve “protect me” on the wall. Scenes are intercut with images of war, and the video ends with Madonna lobbing a grenade that changes into a cigarette lighter.
In a statement prepared Monday night, Madonna says it’s inappropriate to air the video because of the state of the world and out of sensitivity and respect for the troops. She says she doesn’t want to risk offending those who might misinterpret the video.
The video for the title track from an album due April 22 was scheduled to premiere Friday on VH1. Director Jonas Akerlund shot American Life in Los Angeles in early February. When details of the shoot stirred controversy and rumors of an anti-American stance, Madonna issued a statement declaring herself pro-peace, not anti-Bush or pro-Iraq.
What does she stand for?
“I’ll tell you what I’m against,” she said in an interview Monday afternoon. “I’m against widows and orphans.”
American Life, she points out, is not anti-war. It addresses materialism and the illusion of the American dream. Sample lyrics:
“I tried to stay ahead, I tried to stay on top/I tried to play the part, but somehow I forgot/Just what I did it for and why I wanted more.”
Before she decided to pull the video Monday afternoon, Madonna told USA TODAY she had it edited for length, removing expletives and jarring interruptions in the music.
“Jonas was trying to tell a story, and he put so many stops in the song,” she says. “It was about 10 minutes long. It was just too long.”
American Life isn’t Madonna’s first controversial video. She also raised eyebrows with 1990’s erotic Justify My Love, which was banned by MTV, and the burning crosses in 1989’s Like a Prayer, which prompted Pepsi to drop her ads and its sponsorship of her tour.
Just like those situations, this is all being done by a person universally renowned as a marketing genius. She creates these situations in order to get press and publicity for her new releases.
Well, you’ve succeeded Madonna, but at what cost?