Did Madonna Use ’Gay’ Offensively?
A new report by the British newspaper the Independent points out Madonna has come under fire after playing a word association game on BuzzFeed this week, where the Queen of Pop may have used the word "gay" offensively.
BuzzFeed asked the pop star to give her opinion on "10 completely random things," including Crocs, Instagram, Fannypacks, guacamole and Pussy Riot.
But when presented with the word "kale," Madonna wrote "gay" and some believe she used the word negatively to describe the leafy green. She also used "gay" when asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who signed the controversial "homosexual propaganda" bill into law last year.
As the Independent reports, a number of BuzzFeed readers took issue with the Material Girls’ response.
"I am surprised she is using the word ’gay’ as an insult. I thought she was more sensitive than that," one user commented.
"Madonna is as culturally sensitive as a bull in a china shop. Really. She puts her foot in her mouth constantly," another wrote.