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Madonna: 'Muslim' Comments About Obama Were 'Ironic'

09/26/2012 10:42 am ET

Madonna caused quite a stir on Monday night in Washington D.C. when she called President Barack Obama a "black Muslim" while urging fans to vote for him in November.

"Y'all better vote for f--king Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House. Now that's some amazing s--t," she said. "It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, goddamnit."

Obama is, of course, Christian, not Muslim. On Tuesday, Madonna clarified her statements through a representative.

“I was being ironic on stage,” the pop icon said. “Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim -- though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were? The point I was making is that a good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to. I don't care what religion Obama is — nor should anyone else in America."

Madonna has lent support to Obama before, though her previous backings didn't call for any day-after clarifications.

In September, while Obama was speaking at the Democratic National Convention, Madonna, 54, showed off an Obama tattoo on her lower back during a concert in New York. The tattoo was mostly likely temporary.

In 2008, Madonna sold t-shirts with Obama's face drawn in in multiple colors. The caption underneath read "Express Yourself," the title of one of Madonna's best known hits.

For more on Madonna's "black Muslim" comments, check out HuffPost Entertainment's previous coverage.

[via WaPo]

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