Madonna's Margaret Thatcher tribute on Instagram angers fans
Madonna has opposed to anti-gay laws in Russia, is stridently against artistic censorship and has been an outspoken supporter of the Democrat party, particularly ahead of Barack Obama’s election in 2008.
But she is not, it seems, against the odd poll tax, aggressive foreign policy and stop free milk in schools.
The Queen of Pop caused mild outrage when she posted a tribute to the Iron Lady, former Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, on Instagram.
“If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at anytime, and would achieve nothing,” she captioned it.
“Thank you Margaret Thatcher! #unapologetic #rebelheart”
Among the most upset, it seems, may be Madonna’s large gay fanbase. Thatcher’s government is famed for having introduced Section 28, banning the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
Then, as journalist Simon Price reminds us, there’s the issue of Thatcher’s flagrant anti-feminist rhetoric:
'The feminists hate me, don’t they? And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison. - Margaret Thatcher. Hello, @Madonna?Simon Price (@simon_price01) April 20, 2015
Even so, not all were dissuaded by the post, which has since been deleted:
Madonna back in my good books. #ThatcherLouise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) April 20, 2015