Madonna has thrown France's National Front party a bone in the form of a question mark.
The singer's tour includes a video that features Marine Le Pen's face. Until recently, a swastika was shown on the conservative politician's forehead. But The Guardian reports that during Madonna's Tuesday performance in Nice, the swastika had been replaced by a question mark.
Naturally, the slighted spared no time declaring victory. A spokesman for one of Le Pen's groups had this to say to the AFP: "To my knowledge, Madonna has never changed a video before. It's proof that our arguments won out. It's excellent news."
Madonna's use of the swastika had drawn swift condemnation from the National Front, who threatened to sue the singer. But it's still surprising that she caved. Madonna had defended the controversial-if-tired statement in interviews, nothing that she was merely highlighting "the intolerenace human beings have for one another."
"I always like to tell a story," she told a Brazilian television station. "Music should be about ideas, right? Ideas inspire music."
She did continue her support of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk band and activist collective imprisoned on a hooliganism conviction. Three Pussy Riot members were given two year prison sentences over an anti-Putin performance in a church. To her credit, Madonna has been an outspoken supporter of the group.
More from Madonna's continued quest for controversy is available in the gallery below.
Flexible At 50
Seeing as her 200-person entourage includes <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/madonna-mdna-tour-demands_n_1602774.html" target="_hplink">a personal yoga instructor</a>, it's no surprise that Madonna can rock a back bend at the 'Palais Omnisports de Bercy' in Paris on September 1st, 2004
Madonna's Infamous Make Out
Who can forget the kiss seen round the world? Madonna shockingly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/12/madonna-says-britney-spears-good-kisser-wouldnt-do-it-again_n_1202998.html" target="_hplink">frenched Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera</a> at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 28th, 2003.
Madonna's Giant H&M Ad
There's no escaping her - an enormous H&M advertisement featuring the queen of pop graced the front of Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood on March 28th, 2007. The pop star teamed up with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/29/hm-quarterly-earnings_n_1387098.html" target="_hplink">H&M as a designer</a> and is currently <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/21/madonna-truth-or-dare-perfume_n_1162456.html" target="_hplink">coming out with a new fragrance 'Truth or Dare'.</a>
Madonna Exposes Herself
Madonna's been in the news recently for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/10/madonna-nipple-singer-flashes-nipple-concert_n_1584458.html" target="_hplink">flashing audiences on her 'MDNA Tour,'</a> but at least in Barcelona during her 'Sticky & Sweet Tour' on July 21, 2009 the only thing Madonna flashed was her upper thigh.
Madonna vs. Gaga
It's a good thing <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/madonna-lady-gagas-music-reductive_n_1204380.html" target="_hplink">Lady Gaga</a> wasn't around when Madonna worked a pole in Amsterdam during her 'Confessions Tour' on September 3rd, 2006.<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/lady-gaga-madonna-born-this-way-video_n_1587198.html" target="_hplink"> Considering their recent feud</a>, Gaga might have received another<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/10/lady-gaga-concussion-hits-head_n_1584770.html" target="_hplink"> blow to the head </a>...
Madonna Hates Hydrangeas
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/06/madonna-absolutely-loathe_n_950084.html" target="_hplink">Madonna may loathe hydrangeas</a> but her February 8th, 2006 Grammy performance with The Gorillaz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles proved that she loves to perform.
Madonna's World Tour
At age 53, Madonna is still somehow able to rock a high schoolers' majorette outfit <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/madonna-tour-mdna-israel-tel-aviv_n_1560630.html" target="_hplink">during her first stop on her MDNA tour</a> at Abu Dabhi's Yas Island Stadium on June 3rd, 2012.
Madonna's Halftime Show Woes
Madonna has no problem resting on top of LFMAO band member Red Foo's shoulders during her <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/10/madonna-slams-mia-middle-finger-super-bowl_n_1268816.html" target="_hplink">controversial halftime performance at the NFL Super Bowl XLVI </a> on February 5th, 2012
Madonna's Fights And Feuds
Feet in the air without a care in the world, Madonna kicks off 2012 by headlining the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on February 5, 2012. Little did we know at the time, Madge would <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/25/madonna-ultra-music-festival-video_n_1378510.html" target="_hplink">perform with Avicii</a>, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/26/deadmau5--madonna-molly-ultra-_n_1379437.html" target="_hplink">feud with DeadMau5</a> and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/madonnas-marine-le-pen-swastika_n_1567891.html" target="_hplink">France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen </a>all within the first six months of the year.
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