Madonna angered fans in Denver on Thursday when she failed to remove a fake gun segment of her concert in the wake of the movie theater shooting in Aurora.
Some fans at Madonna’s MDNA show at Denver’s Pepsi Center were so upset, reported the Associated Press, that they called into their local TV stations after the concert. A segment was aired on local news stations that showed Madonna brandishing a fake gun during the song “Gang Bang” as she fired away at a fictional criminal.
Several concert-goers were confused at the “Gang Bang” segment and how it impacted the crowd. Peter Burns, a radio personality for Mile High Sports Radio Denver, stated that mumblings about the Aurora shooting could be heard throughout the crowd and that some Madonna fans even got up and left the show.
As the AP story elaborates, Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, explained that the segment could not be taken out of the MDNA concert due to its significance within the show.
On July 20, 2012, former University of Colorado neuroscience graduate student, James Holmes, killed 12 people and left 58 others wounded when he walked into a screening of The Dark Knight in Aurora, Colorado and began shooting.
Over the summer, during her stop in Edinburgh, Scotland, Madonna was allegedly asked to remove the segment from her show due to the sensitivity surrounding the Aurora shooting.
What do you guys think? Should Madonna have taken out the “Gang Bang” gun segment for her Denver show?