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Madonna Booed For Defending Gypsies
Ben Hewitt , August 28th, 2009 07:19

Romanian crowd turns on Madge

Madonna was booed by thousands of her Romanian fans after she made a stand against discrimination of Gypsies at her concert last night.

The crowd quickly turned on Madge when she declared: "It has been brought to my attention...that there is a lot of discrimination against Romanies and Gypsies in general in eastern Europe. It made me feel very sad.

"We don't believe in discrimination … we believe in freedom and equal rights for everyone."

Madonna's publicist, Lisa Rosenborg, issued a short communique reading: "Madonna has been touring with a phenomenal troupe of Roma musicians who made her aware of the discrimination toward them in several countries so she felt compelled to make a brief statement.

"She will not be issuing a further statement."

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