National Front calls Madonna 'Granny Gaga'
Published: 03 Jun 2014 18:25 GMT+02:00
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France's National Front on Tuesday branded Madonna a "Granny Gaga" after the global pop icon became embroiled in a new row with the resurgent far right party.
Madonna had enraged the FN in 2012 by showing a video depicting its leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika over her forehead at a Paris concert.
She took another swipe at the party on Monday with a post on her Instagram account.
The post featured the front page of French newspaper Liberation from May 26, the day after the FN topped the polls in European elections with a record 25 percent of the vote.
The page shows a triumphant Le Pen celebrating the victory next to the headline, "FN France".
Madonna's caption read: "Russia. Ukraine. Venezuela ...., now France?!!!!! #fight Fascism #fightdiscrimination #fightlynchmobmentality #fighthatred#fightforffreedom #revolutionoflove
FN vice-president Florian Phillipot responded with a sarcastic suggestion Madonna was seeking controversy to court publicity at a time when her career has been eclipsed by the global stardom of younger rival Lady Gaga.
"In politics too, Granny Gaga has lost the plot," Philippot tweeted.
En politique aussi, Mamy Gaga est à la ramasse #Madonna— Florian Philippot (@f_philippot) June 3, 2014