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Paris,Rory Mulholland(Dailymail): Madonna has compared France to Nazi Germany, claiming that “anti-Semitism is at an all-time high” in the country and elsewhere in Europe.
The singer had recovered sufficiently from the “horror show” of her fall at the Brit Awards this week to deliver the scathing assessment of intolerance in France, which she described as a country that no longer encourages freedom.
“We’re living in crazy times. It feels like Nazi Germany,” she said.
“It was a country that embraced everyone and encouraged freedom in every way, shape or form – artistic expression of freedom,” the 56-year-old told Europe 1 radio. “Now that’s completely gone.
“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,” said the artist whose 13th studio album, Rebel Heart, will be released on March 6.
Madonna described her spectacular fall while performing a song at this week’s Brit Awards as a “horror show” and said that she had suffered whiplash.
But she appeared to be back on form for her interview with Europe 1, taking another swipe at Marine Le Pen, the French far-Right leader whose Front National party she has described as “fascist”.
Her spat with Miss Le Pen began in 2012 after the far-Right leader threatened to sue the star over a video featuring an image of the Front National leader with a swastika on her forehead. The offending symbol was eventually replaced with a question mark to avoid litigation.
Marine Le Pen, President of far-right French party Front National (REX)
Madonna told Europe 1 that the motives that led her to speak out against intolerance in 2012 were even more pressing today.
“What I said two years ago is valid today,” she said.