Madonna has spoken about intolerance in Europe, and compared present-day conditions to Nazi Germany, saying “The level of intolerance is so enormous it’s scary.”
Speaking to French radio station Europe 1, as reported by The Guardian, the singer said there’s a “climate of fear” across the continent and said “antisemitism is at an all-time high” in France and throughout Europe.
Madonna said: “We are going through crazy times and it reminds me of Nazi Germany.”
She added: “France was once a country that accepted people of colour, and was a place artists escaped to, whether it was Josephine Baker or Charlie Parker.”
The interview will be broacast in full this morning (February 27).
Madonna made the headlines this week when she took a tumble during her show-stopping performance at The Brit Awards on Wednesday (February 25). As part of her routine the pop icon stood on top of a platform onstage in a long cape. Backing dancers tugged the garment, which was supposed to come off. Instead, she was dragged backwards down three steps. After a few seconds of recovery, she went on to complete her performance.
Taking to Instagram, the singer said: “My beautiful cape was tied too tight! But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine!”