After being criticised repeatedly by leaders of various faiths,pop star Madonna seem to have finally found some support from the Hindu and Jewish community.
The ‘Toxic’ hitmaker was booed and jeered by thousands of fans at a show in Romania on Wednesday night when she protested the treatment of Roma gypsies in the country onstage,but was supported by people from the two communities,as reported.
“I’ve never been to Romania before and I am happy to be here. But I found out that there is a lot of discrimination against gypsies in eastern Europe and that makes me very sad,especially because we believe in acceptance,gypsies,homosexuals,people that are different. It makes me very sad. Everyone must be treated the same,don’t forget that,” said the singer.
But her attempt at unity was met with boos from the hostile crowd. However,Hindu and Jewish leaders in her native America have applauded Madonna’s efforts.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and Rabbi Jonathan B Freirich have joined forces to commend Madonna for at least trying to get a message across.
“Romania and Europe should apologise for the blatant show of prejudice shown towards Roma brothers and sisters when Madonna spoke against Roma discrimination during her concert in Bucharest,” a joint statement from the two religious leaders reads.
Zed and Rabbi Freirich are now urging other celebrities to take Madonna’s example and use their status to highlight “the apartheid conditions faced by about 15 million Roma people in Europe”.
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