Madonna dropped three f-bombs during her remarks at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday (Jan. 21). The singer’s remarks aired uncensored on C-Span, CNN and MSNBC.
The Queen of Pop began her remarks by addressing the crowd of an estimated 500,000 women (and men) in the nation’s capital and alluding to Donald Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States, saying “Welcome to the revolution of love, to the rebellion, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny, where not just women are in danger but all marginalized people, where being uniquely different right now might truly be considered a crime. It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f— up.”
She later said, “To our detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything, f— you.” She then repeated the expletive for a third time.
Both CNN and MSNBC quickly cut away after Madonna’s third f-word, with CNN‘s Brooke Baldwin apologizing for the expletives that they aired.
But C-Span stuck with their ongoing coverage of the march. Madonna later said that she’d “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W. H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War II, we must love one another or die. I choose love. Are you with me? Say this with me: We. Choose. Love.”
The singer performed “Express Yourself” and “Human Nature.” Watch her speech below.
Madonna at #WomensMarch: “It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake the f— up.”