Madonna to be sued over swastika video
France’s far-right National Front said it plans to sue Madonna over a video at the US pop star’s concert in Paris showing party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead.
“We cannot accept such an odious comparison,” National Front vice-president Florian Philippot said, adding that the legal action would be filed this week.
The video, which served as a backdrop for Madonna’s performance of the song Nobody Knows Me, flashed a picture of Ms Le Pen’s forehead superimposed with a swastika, followed by an image resembling Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
There was an audible gasp from the audience at the Stade de France on Saturday when the image of Ms Le Pen appeared briefly on a giant screen in a video clip. It also showed Madonna’s face merging with a number of public figures including Pope Benedict XVI and toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.