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Patch's Poll: Has Madonna Gone Too Far?

The 53-year-old pop icon flashes two audiences in a week with some private parts.

It was all over the Internet, the news and the television talk shows.

Madonna flashed her breast at a concert in Istanbul. Then, days later, she decided to partially moon an audience in Rome.

Now, it’s not like Madonna, 53, hasn’t been controversial in the past. She’s tested the limits on what’s acceptable in public performances since her rise to fame over the past 20-something years.

But, there are still some the question the whole two-time flashing bit. The hosts of The View tackled the issue head-on the other day, with commentary that her move was just a desperate plea.

The Daily Mail newspaper in England collected tweets of reactions to Madonna’s wardrobe malfunctions, including one from CNN host Piers Morgan who asked whether it was the “Most embarrassing, cringe-worthy, desperate moment in the history of music?”

Do you think Madonna went too far by first showing off a bare breast on stage and now showing most of her bottom? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Darolo June 18, 2012 at 06:54 AM
Certainly not. It was brave and gutsy . Madonna's flash was in support of 'Our Bodies Ourselves' in Turkey, a women's organisation set up to fight oppression. It's slogan reads "My Body Is Mine.” Men can go bare-chested and flash nipples, no problem. Just because they don't have a few pounds of tissue behind it (tho many have more!), makes it OK. Sexism!! It's only a nipple, just walk around on many summer beaches or open a certain UK newspaper on page 3 and you'll see a lot more. As for doing it at 53 , Ageism! Madonna has a far, far better body than thousands of 30 yr olds. She is a walking advert for a healthy lifestyle. In these times of such obesity and anorexia we should be celebrating her! She has my 100% support and so do the women of Turkey!
Darolo June 18, 2012 at 07:03 AM
Btw Thomas - an ageist comment! Donna - why? Lisa - there is purpose behind everything Madonna does in her shows. look beyond the 1% world you see! It is temporary. Fernando - Bravo!
Lise Cavallaro June 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM
That's your opinion. Personally, I feel no religious symbol should be mocked. My sister is 53 and a bodybuilder. She looks amazing and nor does she flash anyone.
Darolo June 24, 2012 at 08:08 AM
Did u read my original comment? If Madonna does something people react. She can draw attention to situations; in this case the plight of Turkish women who are being denied Caesarians. Good on your sister for looking after her body, but if she flashed would anyone take much notice?
Darolo June 24, 2012 at 08:19 AM
With regard to the 'mocking' of a religious symbol .... To me Madonna is not mocking it. She is making a deep point. It is a symbol which many are attached to without much thought of its real meaning. The words of 'Live To Tell' which Madonna sang whilst supported ON that cross talk about The Secret. If you read the book of that ,and or Michael Berg's book of the same name you will perhaps gain deeper insight into what Madonna was trying to say. She NEVER uses anything at face value ie Physical 1% world. It's always about the 99% spiritual world!

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