Bosses at a radio station in Texas have banned Madonna‘s music indefinitely following her F-bomb-laden speech at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (21Jan17).
Officials at HITS 105 in Texarkana were outraged by the profanities and remarks the pop superstar made about blowing up the White House after Donald Trump‘s election victory in November (16) during her stirring speech to 500,000 activists.
In a statement issued on Tuesday (24Jan17) bosses at the classic hits station said Madonna’s songs would be removed from the station’s local programming.
The station’s general manager, Terry Thomas, tells Billboard, “Banning all Madonna songs at HITS 105 is not a matter of politics, it’s a matter of patriotism. It just feels wrong to us to be playing Madonna songs and paying her royalties when the artist has shown un-American sentiments.”
“If all stations playing Madonna took their lead from us, that would send a powerful economic message to Madonna.”
Madonna has since attempted to explain her remarks about blowing up the White House, insisting various news outlets took her comments out of context and she was just speaking metaphorically.
Various Trump supporters have called for the pop superstar to be punished. Rocker Ted Nugent urged Secret Service officials to investigate her as he had been for making threats against former leader Barack Obama, and former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich said she should be arrested.