Madonna blasts intolerance

Madonna thinks Europe has become a "scary" place because of "the level of intolerance that's going on."

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Madonna thinks Europe has become a "scary" place.

The 'Living For Love' hitmaker, who has a house in London and spends much of her time there, claims France currently feels like "Nazi Germany" because of "the level of intolerance that's going on."

While discussing her new song 'Ghosttown' from her upcoming album, 'Rebel Heart,' the 56-year-old singer said: "France was once a country that accepted people of colour. It was once a place that artists escaped to, whether it was Josephine Baker or Charlie Parker or writers, painters, whatever. It was a country that embraced everyone and that encouraged freedom in every way, shape, or form -- freedom of expression, artistic freedom, for example.

"Now, it's completely gone. It's like, to me, you know, I said this two years ago, it's like we're living in a crazy time. It feels like, you know, Nazi Germany. All of these people... the intolerance, the level of intolerance that's going on is really scary. It's not just happening in France, it's all over Europe, but it's specifically in France. Anti-Semitism, I think, is at an all-time high, people are becoming, behaving, and reacting in extremely fearful ways, so it's scary."

The singer also believes we are headed towards an apocalypse unless things change.

She told Europe 1 Radio: "'Ghosttown' is like, for me, a kind of foreshadowing of two people living like the only lovers left alive in a post-apocalyptic world. I feel like that's where we're heading for if we continue to behave the way we behave, to treat one another the way we're treating one another, to maintain this level of intolerance and discriminatory prejudice... hateful behaviour towards other human beings who are different than you are."

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