Madonna accused of ‘disrespecting’ Philippines flag

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Feb 29, 2016 14:11 IST
Singer Madonna performs during her concert at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, December 9, 2015, on her Rebel Heart Tour. (REUTERS)

Pop diva Madonna is facing a potential ban from the Philippines for allegedly “ridiculing” the country’s flag during her recent concerts. The Material Girl hitmaker performed sold out shows in Manila on February 24 and 25 as part of her Rebel Heart Tour, and during her gigs, she wrapped the country’s flag around her body, letting some of the fabric hit the floor. Laws in the conservative country state the flag cannot be worn and is not allowed to touch the ground.

“She ridiculed our flag,” Teodoro Atienza, chief of the heraldry section of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, said.

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“They may face deportation and might not be able to return to the country. She also allowed the flag to touch the stage floor, which is another violation” Atienza added.

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The controversy comes days after Singapore Archbishop William Goh urged Catholics not to attend her show because of her “disrespectful” use of religious symbols and props during her gigs, and her “blasphemous” music.

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