Outraged Madonna Fans Intolerant Of Her Tolerance Concert Only Lasting 45 Minutes

There’s nothing like a nice, small show to celebrate intolerance to get everyone’s duff up: Madonna put on a concert in Paris, meant to celebrate nice things like acceptance of your fellow man, but closed things down after only 45 minutes to the dismay of her fans. They turned on the intolerance and reportedly began booing the Material Girl,  crying out for refunds and slinging a few insults her way.

Yesterday’s show at the Olympia club was meant to be an intimate affair, streamed live on YouTube for any non-Parisians who wanted to see the diva belt out tunes. She reportedly went onstage about 10:15 p.m. and was outta there at 11 p.m. amid angry shouts from her fans.

To make matters even worse, these weren’t your ordinary, run-of-the-mill fans who kinda mumble along to the refrain of “Like a Virgin.” Nope. According to the Hollywood Reporter, these were diehard Madonnaphiles — super fans who got the tickets to the last-minute show for being members of her official fan club before the event was released for sale to the general public. Tickets cost anywhere from 80 to 280 euros, and fans camped outside of the venue before the show started.

The YouTube channel disabled comments on the re-broadcast of the video by this morning, and had more than 12,000 dislikes beating out the 10,000 likes, reports the Associated Press.

When asked to tweet about the event, audience members went all out, using #MDNAParis to complain about the quickie set which ended when Madonna abruptly left the stage.

The tolerance celebration was apparently in response to France’s far-right National Front, which was threatening to sue Madonna after she showed a video during a July 14 Bastille Day concert in Paris with a swastika emblazoned on the forehead of its lear, Marine Le Pen.

She told fans at the show:

“I know that I made a certain Marine Le Pen very angry with me. And it’s not my intention to make enemies,” Madonna told the crowd before adding: “It’s my intention to promote tolerance. And when we start saying that we have to get rid of this person or we have to get rid of that person, because then we’ll have a better place, it starts to sound like something else, it starts to sound like something scary. So the next time you want to point the finger at somebody and blame them for a problem in your life, take that finger and point it back at you.”

Maybe the next time you try to make peace, Madge, you make it for more than 45 minutes.

Check out a fan’s YouTube video of the scene below, as fans boo and the crew disassembles the stage:

Madonna Booed, Called ‘Slut’ in France, Starts Riots [The Hollywood Reporter]
Short Madonna concert gets boos from Paris crowd [Associated Press]



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  1. Coffee says:

    In Madonna’s defense, 11:00pm Paris time is 10:00pm London time, which is, like, three hours past her bedtime.

    • Blueskylaw says:

      . . .and 12,000 Parisian dislikes is like 4,000 American
      dislikes when using the current exchange rate of 3:1.

  2. McRib wants to know if you've been saved by the Holy Clown says:

    “Diehard Madonnaphiles”?

    • ChuckECheese says:

      Gay guys over 37. Up to about age 55. That old or older, most of them are heavy into the show tunes. Some of them that old might even try to talk to you about Judy Garland. Whatever you do, don’t let them talk about her.

    • Blueskylaw says:

      A diehard Madonnaphile is a mythical thing like unicorns and balanced budgets.

  3. RadarOReally has got the Post-Vacation Blues says:

    I haven’t heard anything of the supposed problem Madonna was responding to with the concert, and this doesn’t help me: “The tolerance celebration was apparently in response to France’s far-right National Front, which was threatening to sue Madonna after she showed a video during a July 14 Bastille Day concert in Paris <[b]with a swastika emblazoned on the forehead of its lear, Marine Le Pen[/b]." (bolding mine)

    Am I missing something, or is a word missing or wrong in there?

  4. PragmaticGuy says:

    Le Pen’s reply to that photo (paraphrasing here) was to the effect that, “when you’re an aging star you have to do something to get publicity.”

  5. frank64 says:

    When I went to concerts decades ago the bands played for an hour and a half. 45 minutes seems to be what standard shrink-ray would bring it down to.

    • BorkBorkBork says:

      Commercial bands have short sets. Lesser known (but usually better bands) still have long sets.

      Last concert I went to last year of my favorite band had a 2 hour 15 min set. It was amazing. It was about a five hour concert with the openers, who were all great. Best $18 I’ve ever spent!

      • Shadowfire says:

        Weird Al’s shows are all around 1.5-2 hours, and all amazing. Also, he’s a commercial band, and very well known. Then again, he gives a damn about his fans. :P

  6. Wembley says:

    Reality sucks for the ‘fans’…..she’s all about the money (shocker!!).

  7. deathbecomesme says:

    What is she now? Like 70? Her hips can’t take all that gyrating like they use to! And we know damn well she cant get away with “Like a Virgin” anymore.

  8. RayanneGraff says:

    Jeez, exactly how much pelvic-thrusting do they expect from a senior citizen that late at night anyway? C’mon people, cut the old lady some slack. She probably had to be back at the home before midnight.

  9. McRib wants to know if you've been saved by the Holy Clown says:

    I would like to think my childhood vaccinations still render me immune to showtunes.

  10. cactus jack says:

    She’s starting to look a bit like Rod Stewart.

  11. lcole07 says:

    It’s past grandma’s bed time!

  12. ameriswede says:

    Saw Bruce Springsteen last night. 31 song play list in 3hrs and 45 mins of steady rockin!

  13. Cream Of Meat says:

    I went to a Madonna concert a few years ago (free tickets) and it was a decent concert, but she kept spewing her political agenda which became profoundly annoying.

  14. cigsm says:

    The press isn’t being fair to Madonna here (which happens alot). She’s currently in the middle of a sold out stadium tour where 50,000 – 60,000 people a night are paying $100 – $390 to see a 2 hour stage spectacle. This special show was NOT billed as a part of the tour. It was billed as a once in a lifetime chance to see Madonna perform in an intimate, history 2,000 seat theater. EVERY seat in the house was withing 200 feet of the artist. That’s not something you’d get on a stadium tour.

    It was also advertised that this show would be streamed free on YouTube. Anyone who thought that she was going to stream her entire 2 hour show FOR FREE on YouTube is delusional. Having said that, I think if they would have blatantly said it was going to be a 45 minute promo show, the unhappy ones would have been happy.

  15. fairbs says:

    That’s fine and all that you’re bent about Madonna, but don’t throw crap at the roadies.