Madonna has reportedly removed the image of a swastika from the forehead of French far right politician Marine Le Pen from her current ‘MDNA’ live show.
The provocative image, which appeared in a video accompanying the song ‘Nobody Knows Me’, prompted a threat from Le Pen after it was shown at previous stops on Madonna’s 80-date ‘MDNA’ tour. In June Le Pen pledged: “If she does that in France, we’ll be waiting.”
Last month the image was shown again at Madonna‘s concert at Le Stade de France in Paris – immediately before an image resembling Adolf Hitler. Florian Philippot, the vice-president of the Front National partly, then confirmed that a lawsuit for “public insult” would be filed.
The Guardian states that the image has now been amended, with the swastika replaced by a question mark at the singer’s show in Nice earlier this week (August 21).
In an interview with Agence France-Presse, Gaël Nofri, a spokesman for Le Pen’s Blue Marine Rally conservative group said: “To my knowledge, Madonna has never changed a video before. It’s proof that our arguments won out. It’s excellent news.”
With the European leg of her tour now over, Madonna takes her ‘MDNA’ show to North America next week.