A leading right-wing French politician has threatened legal action against Madonna after the pop superstar defaced a photo of the woman by drawing a swastika on her forehead for use on her current world tour.
The Material Girl has angered National Front leader Marine Le Pen by including her image in a picture montage, which flashed up on large screens as she performed “Nobody Knows Me” on the first night of her MDNA concert in Tel Aviv on Thursday.
The photo of Le Pen was superimposed with a swastika on her forehead and was displayed for a split second alongside shots of other political figures, including American Republican Sarah Palin and Chinese president Hu Jintao.
But the controversial stunt has infuriated Le Pen and she has vowed to sue Madonna if she replays the imagery when her tour passes through France next month, according to Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper.
She is quoted as saying, “We understand how old singers who need to get people talking about them go to such extremes.
“We are not a Nazi party, and object to being depicted as such … If Madonna repeats this slur in France then she will certainly be taken to court.”
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