Secret Service to investigate Madonna after her comment about 'blowing up the White House.'

Secret Service to investigate Madonna after her comment about 'blowing up the White House.'
Advertising

Madonna has undergone so many transformations in her career, from material girl to Evita to glamor goth to... domestic terrorist?

At Saturday's gigantic Women's March in Washington, D.C., the pop diva performed a couple of suitable songs—"Express Yourself" and "Human Nature"—but got more headlines for an incendiary speech in which she swore a fair amount. Multiple networks broadcast her F-bombs live, which is enough to get some people in trouble with the FCC, but Madonna may be in hot water with the Secret Service for what sounded (vaguely) like a threat:

"I'm angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W. H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War Two, 'We must love one another or die.' I choose love. Are you with me?"

Gateway Pundit has since reported that a Service source confirmed their "investigation" into this remark, but said that the choice to prosecute it belongs to the U.S. Attorney's Office. While it is technically, definitely, and seriously illegal to directly threaten the life of the president, there is plenty of disagreement about how and when the law can be applied.

Advertising

Anyway, Madonna on Sunday posted a message on Instagram, emphasizing that she is "not a violent person" and does not "promote violence."

Madonna may have to answer a few questions, but it's unlikely she'll be charged with a felony for saying what we're all thinking.

Advertising