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Madonna is under fire after the performer said she "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House" at a rally for the Women's March on Washington. Conservatives say any threat against the president needs to be thoroughly investigated by the Secret Service, similar to the same interview process many liberals demanded for rocker Ted Nugent's comments about Obama. Supporters of Madonna say her words were taken out of context and artists should be entitled to free speech. What do you think?

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Here is video of Madonna's full remarks, along with her performance (and a sprinkling of profanity). You be the judge.

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Madonna is a performer. She's not a real threat to the White House and any attempt to paint her as some kind of deadly assassin is just silly partisan politics. Madonna release a statement via Instagram to clarify her remarks and with the hopes of quelling any uproar over her performance:

“I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in it’s entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with “I want to start a revolution of love.” I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world. I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love."
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Sorry, conservatives aren't having it. Liberals got into an uproar when Ted Nugent made similar comments about President Obama, and eventually the Secret Service launched an investigation into the conservative rocker's remarks. It doesn't matter how many Grammy awards you win, if you threaten the president—you have to pay the consequences. The rules don't change just because you don't like the president.

“One of the singers said she wanted to blow up the White House. I mean, can you imagine saying that about President Obama,” White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told “Fox News Sunday.”
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Here are some perspectives from people who think the conservative uproar about Madonna is much ado about nothing.

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Here are some perspectives from people who think Madonna should face consequences for threatening the president.

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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Should Madonna's threats against the White House be taken seriously?
#LeaveMadonnaAlone
A festive crown for the winner
#LockMadonnaUp