Many news channels cut live coverage of the Women’s March in Washington after Madonna’s F-word ridden speech. The Living for Love singer used the expletive three times in her speech. After the third use, MSNBC and CNN cut off the live coverage. CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin also apologized for the expletives that Madonna used in her speech. However, despite the F-bombs, C-SPAN did not stop the live coverage.
The Women’s March on Washington took place on January 21, a day after Trump’s inauguration. Millions, including celebrities attended the march to protest against Trump and his administration. Celebrities such as Gloria Steinem, who is known as a feminist icon and actors such as Scarlett Johansson, Michael Moore and America Ferrara addressed those present. Madonna, who has been vocal about her dislike of the Republican President too was amongst the celebrities. She then took to the stage to deliver a speech laced with the F-word.
An article in the Huffington Post states that her address focused on the importance of a political moment (like Trump’s inauguration and election win). According to her the moment just made everyone “wake the f- up.” She started her address by welcoming everyone to a revolution of love, a rebellion and women’s refusal to accept the new age of tyranny.
According to a report in Toronto Sun, the singer added that it is not just women, but marginalized people too who are in danger. She followed saying that it took a horrific moment of darkness to wake everyone up. The second and third use of the word came at the end of the speech when she took a jibe at the critics of the march.
An article in Deadline states that after the third instance, Brooke Baldwin, a CNN anchor explained to the audience that the channel will “pull that out” because of the language used. She also apologized for the words used by Madonna in her speech. “That happens, and we apologize here at CNN for that,” she said. CNN resumed the Women’s March on Washington telecast after a panel discussion.
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