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Madge cracks under strain of adoption barbs

The pop queen reportedly broke down in front of trusted pals over the row caused by her adoption of a Malawian infant.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2007 16:53 IST

Queen of pop Madonna reportedly broke down in front of trusted pals recently over the row caused by her adoption of Malawian infant David Banda.

During a dinner party at her and hubby Guy Ritchie’s London townhouse, the singer reportedly cracked under the strain of the negative response to the adoption.

A tearful Madge told pals that she didn’t understand why the adoption had turned the public against her.

"I haven't been this hated since I brought out my Sex book back in the early Nineties. What have I done to deserve this?" the Daily Mail quoted her, as reportedly telling pals.

And while Madonna insisted that she didn’t mind the controversy she has caused over the years, this attack on her had become “personal”, and that it was now hurting her family,

"Controversy is fine. But this. . . well, this is different. It's personal," the singer told pals.

A source close to the singer revealed that she was at "her lowest ebb", and that she is considering moving back to the US.

"She's seriously down about it all and harbouring resentment towards everyone who she feels has stitched her up. She feels victimised — even Angelina Jolie has turned on her with critical words about the adoption, for goodness sake. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

"In the midst of all this, none of her friends have stuck up for her. As far as Madonna is concerned all she did was to rescue a poor, ill boy from terrible poverty in Africa, but all she gets is aggravation," the source said.

Adding to Madge’s woes is also the fact that among the people who have “abandoned” her is also hubby Guy Ritchie, who is also reportedly blaming her for the negative reaction the adoption has caused.

"Even Guy doesn't miss an opportunity to tell her this is her own fault. She feels abandoned and rejected," the source added.

First Published: Jan 25, 2007 16:53 IST