Madonna says 4th of July is a 'lie' and backs Black Lives Matter: 'We can't celebrate freedom until we are free'
'This 4th of July we're not wearing red, white, and blue. We're wearing ALL BLACK. Independence day is another BLACKOUT day so they know we are in this together,' Madonna shared in a social media post
As everyone celebrates the Fourth of July this year, Madonna has shared her thoughts on Independence day. The pop icon argued how the day could not be marked as a joyous occasion as many people still struggled to have an equal status in the country. The singer brought attention to how things were far from being celebrated with many people struggling to have an equal status in the country. Taking to her Instagram stories, Madonna shared a post that read, "We can't celebrate freedom until we are free." She further pointed out how on "July 4th, 1776 Black Americans were still enslaved and Native Americans were being subjugated."
She also asked her fans to do things differently this year. "This 4th of July we're not wearing red, white, and blue. We're wearing ALL BLACK. Independence day is another BLACKOUT day so they know we are in this together." She ended the post by writing, "Pass this on so the world knows BLACK LIVES MATTER." Along with this, Madonna also shared a post in which she wrote, "The 4th of July is a lie
...............until we make it otherwise," along with a video that reflected on how America has been fighting the same battles for a long time. The singer shared this video with the hope that her followers would take some time and think about how things have been shaping in the country.
This is not the first time that Madonna has made a political remark. Previously, Madonna had shared a video of President Donald Trump from Tusla rally where he stated that coronavirus testing was a "double-edged sword." Referring to this she wrote, "Let me get this straight........Let's slow down testing of COVID in America because the numbers of people testing positive are getting too high for Trump to deal with." She continued, "And let's make it a law for anyone who burns the flag to go to jail for one year but let's have no law or reform or consequences put in place for Police officers who shoot and kill black victims for no reason!! Finally- Trump is upset about George Washington's image being desecrated even though George Washington owned Slaves!!"
She concluded the post with a final dig at Trump as she wrote, "I'll take Sleepy Joe Biden any day over this White Supremacist Aka/ Nazi Aka Sociopath that's in The WHITE HOUSE!"