Madonna Says Her Women's March Speech Was 'Taken Wildly Out Of Context'

The singer said she had thought "an awful lot about blowing up the White House"

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Following her powerful speech at the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, Madonna has clarified her comments about President Donald Trump and said one line in particular was "taken wildly out of context."

During her performance at the rally, the singer declared, "Yes, I'm angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won't change anything."

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Trump supporters were quick to react and according to the BBC, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus claimed that there would have been turmoil if a similar comment had been made about former president Barack Obama.

On Sunday, Madonna shared a lengthy message on Instagram to "clarify some very important things."

She continued, "I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context."

Madonna's explanation of her "metaphor" comes after reports claimed the US Secret Service had been made aware of her speech. According to The New York Post's Page Six, "public threats of any kind are routinely taken seriously" and "Madonna's statement is being evaluated for its seriousness."

Madonna was one of the many celebrities who spoke out in support of the Women's March movement, which prompted over a million people to rally in the US capital and cities around the world. They condemned Trump's views on issues such as abortion, health care and diversity, and labelled him as a sexist, a bully, a bigot and more.

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