Madonna was lampooned on Friday after linking herself to prominent black leaders while promoting her latest album.
The singer posted several images of famed civil-rights organiser Martin Luther King. Jr and former South African President Nelson Mandela — with black rope wrapped around their faces. She posted them across social-media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The altered photos appear to be in honour of Madonna’s new album, “Rebel Heart,” which features her on the cover with the same black rope gripping her face.
“This #rebelheart had a dream!” she exclaimed of King.
“This #rebelheart fought for freedom!” she said of Mandela.
Madonna’s posts created an immediate backlash on social media, with fans calling the marketing move “gross” and offering other criticisms:
Madonna doesn’t know how to Internet smh
— oh. (@amakaxo) January 2, 2015
View her controversial social-media posts below.
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