Madonna has lashed out at intolerance in Europe, saying it is now so high in France and across the continent that “it feels like Nazi Germany”.
Speaking to French radio station Europe 1 in an interview to be aired on Friday morning, Madonna said “antisemitism is at an all-time high” in France and elsewhere in Europe, and likened the atmosphere to the period when German fascism was on the ascent.
“We’re living in crazy times,” the 56-year-old singer said, calling the situation “scary,” and lamenting what she described as France’s lost tradition of welcoming diversity and honouring freedom. …
The globally acclaimed entertainer also spoke out in 2012 when she denounced the rise of xenophobia and extreme-right parties in Europe. …
But Madonna said in the interview that the motives that led her to speak out against intolerance in 2012 were even more pressing today.
“What I said two years ago is valid today,” she said. “It’s not just happening in France, it’s all over Europe. But particularly in France.
“The level of intolerance is so enormous it’s scary.”