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France's National Front sues Madonna over swastika video

  • By Georgeta Gheorghe and 1 other
  • Last Update: 5 years ago
  • Bobigny, Île-de-France, France

France's National Front sues performer Madonna over a video depicting their party leader Marine Le Pen, a candidate in the 2012 presidential elections , with a swastika sign on her forehead.

The video accompanies the song Nobody Knows Me and was played twice during the performer's world tour, in Tel Aviv and Paris. The clip also depicted images of Adolf Hitler, Pope Benedict XVI, ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak as well as Muslim, Christian and monetary symbols.

The announcement was made by the National Front's vice-president Florian Philippot who stated that the party was adamant about filing a civil complaint for insult at the Bobigny court, northeast of Paris. In motivating the decision to sue Madonna, Philippot said the comparison was "odious". 

Madonna is currently on her ninth world tour, MDNA. The tour  kicked off in Tel Aviv , Israel, in May 2012 and will end in Australia in 2013. 

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