Madonna Slams Donald Trump at Brooklyn Museum: ‘We Have Gone as Low as We Can Go’

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Madonna says Donald Trump is ‘doing us a great service’

Madonna is very well known to us for her forthrightness and unapologetically pushing boundaries. We got her candid again at the President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration night. “I do believe that Trump was elected for a reason, to show us how lazy and un-unified and lackadaisical and taking for granted we’ve become of our freedom and the rights that we have as Americans,” Madonna said. “I feel like people forgot what was written in the Constitution.”

 

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For a discussion about art, protest, and feminism the distinguished legendary artist appeared at the Brooklyn Museum alongside with artist Marilyn Minter. Poet Elizabeth Alexander, who moderated the function, did a reading at Obama’s first inauguration.
“He’s actually doing us a great service because we have gone as low as we can go,” Madonna said. “We can only go up from here, so what are we going to do? We have two choices, destruction and creation. I choose creation.”

 

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Followed by Madonna’s short film Secret Revolution the evening began with a clip of author James Baldwin.
“This is the most frightened I’ve ever been,” Minter said, later adding, “Fight back. Don’t accept it.”
“Don’t get so consumed with what you’re fighting against; think of what you’re fighting for,” added Madonna.

They follow on society’s current divides such as sexual orientations, races, ad unequal rights between genders. Madonna discussed misogyny and abuse.
“I was raped,” Madonna stated, she discussed her harrowing experience and after arriving home what was her thought, “Can I take this? Is this going to be my life?”

 

Marilyn Minter Orange Crush (2009). Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

Minter explained her experience while she started working as an unknown and proactive artist among men. “That’s what happens to female artists,” said Minter on recognition. “They see it, but they see it 40 years later.”
Madonna makes the moment heavy to light with some beautiful words: “They always say it’s darkest before the dawn and I feel this had to happen to bring people together, so let’s get this party started.”


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