She’s the incomparable and iconic pop queen of reinvention. She’s the original trendsetter. She’s pushed the envelope for three decades throughout her illustrious career, and she’s fought for social justice along the way. She’s Madonna. In anticipation of her new album, “MDNA,” which drops today, the star did a Facebook livestreamed interview with Jimmy Fallon on Saturday. During the chat, a fan asked what she would do if she were president of the United States.
“Well, when I am the president,” Madonna said, “I will first of all take all the money spent on defense and put it into education, so that schoolteachers get paid more money. It’s scandalous how low their pay is. Gay marriage would be legal everywhere and accepted. There would be no restrictions whatsoever on any of my videos, ever.”
Speaking of gay rights, Madge is currently taking on the Russian Orthadox Church, which believes that homosexuality is a sin. The star recently wrote on her Facebook page, “I will come to St Petersburg to speak up for the gay community and to give strength and inspiration to anyone who is or feels oppressed.” Back in 2006, the star went head to head with the Russian Church when religious activists protested against her “Live to Tell” performance, in which she stood against a crucifix whlle wearing a crown of thorns.
As for education, Madonna is working to have schools built in Malawi. After adopting two children from the African country, she started the Raising Malawi Foundation to bring empowerment and resources to the impoverished orphans there.
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