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Malawian Government Tells Madonna To Stop Expecting Special Treatment

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Even Malawi has had enough of Madonna. Despite having adopted two children from the country, Malawian president Joyce Banda recently issued a statement basically telling the state that there’s no need to give the ‘Material Girl’ singer any special treatment, despite what Madonna herself might expect. This came after reports surfaced that Madonna was unhappy with the way she was treated during her last visit to Malawi, where I guess she expected a red carpet and a place to take her Instagram selfies in peace.

From Nyasa Times:

State House has noted these claims and misgivings. State House has followed the debate incidental to these claims with keen interest, and would wish to respond as follows to put the record straight:

1.    Neither the President nor any official in her government denied Madonna any attention or courtesy during her recent visit to Malawi because as far as the administration is concerned there is no defined attention and courtesy that must be followed in respect of her.
2.    In any case, even if the defined parameters of attention and courtesy existed in respect of Madonna, the liberties of discretion to give or not to give that attention or courtesy would ordinarily and naturally remain the preserve of the host. Attention or courtesy is never demanded.
3.    Granted, Madonna has adopted two children from Malawi. According to the record, this gesture was humanitarian and of her accord. It, therefore, comes across as strange and depressing that for a humanitarian act, prompted only by her, Madonna wants Malawi to be forever chained to the obligation of gratitude. Kindness, as far as its ordinary meaning is concerned, is free and anonymous. If it can’t be free and silent, it is not kindness; it is something else. Blackmail is the closest it becomes.
4.    Granted, Madonna is a famed international musician. But that does not impose an injunction of obligation on any government under whose territory Madonna finds herself, including Malawi, to give her state treatment. As stated earlier in this statement, such treatment, even if she deserved it, is discretionary not obligatory.
5.    It should be put on record that Madonna did not come to Malawi at the invitation of the President nor her government. In other words, she was neither the guest of the President nor of her government.
6.    For all that is known, she came to Malawi like any other visitor that feels like coming to Malawi. Such visitors don’t have to meet with the President and are never amenable to state attention or graces.
7.    If the argument is that because she is an internationally renowned star, and, therefore, Madonna believes she deserved to be treated differently from other visiting foreigners, it is worth making her aware that Malawi has hosted many international stars, including Chuck Norris, Bono, David James, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville who have never demanded state attention or decorum despite their equally dazzling stature.
8.    Among the many things that Madonna needs to learn as a matter of urgency is the decency of telling the truth. For her to tell the whole world that she is building schools in Malawi when she has actually only contributed to the construction of classrooms is not compatible with manners of someone who thinks she deserves to be revered with state grandeur. The difference between a school and a class room should be the most obvious thing for a person demanding state courtesy to decipher.
9.    For her to accuse Mrs. Oponyo for indiscretions that have clearly arisen from her personal frustrations that her ego has not been massaged by the state is uncouth, and speaks volumes of a musician who desperately thinks she must generate recognition by bullying state officials instead of playing decent music on the stage.
10. For all that is known, Mrs. Oponyo has never been responsible for arranging state meetings with foreigners who are looking for those meetings. If Madonna was indeed a VIP and a regular guest of State Governments as she wants to be seen and treated, she would have been familiar with procedures that have to be followed to get such meetings. They don’t happen by simply sneaking into a country whose President and Government you scarcely desire to meet.
11. Even if Madonna followed the procedures to have her meetings with the President or government officials, the administration reserved all its rights to grant the meetings or not.

It must be noted that the President, Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda and her Government are ready to welcome any philanthropist seeking to assist in improving the welfare of the people of Malawi knowing that Her Excellency, herself, is a known philanthropist. However, acts of kindness must always remain as such; they must not smack of blackmail. In addition, let philanthropists not hold to ransom the President and any official of her Government because they showed some kindness to any Malawian.

Well, that was intense – and a total BURN on Madonna. Seriously, you don’t become the hero of Malawi just because you have two children from the country. You didn’t do them a favour by adopting two children, so time to climb down off your high horse, lady.

15 CommentsLeave a comment

  • HELLO!!!, earth calling Madonna,she’s extremely out of touch w/reality… It’s about time she was made to eat some humble pie…

  • That is the most elegant go F* yourself I have ever read. Beautiful. Too bad Madonna won’t read it. And even if she did, she wouldn’t care or get the point.

  • Great letter, but unfortunately I fear Madonna will never come down from that high horse, phony accent and all.

  • Hahahahaha! Brilliant. Madonna knows her looks are gone so she’s trying to be Angelina. Angelina may have her flaws but she has always supported women and children overseas.
    Madonna was a princess, she tried to be queen, and now looks like the troll under the bridge. Sit down Madonna.
    Pick an island and turn into the female version of Hef already.

  • Beautiful! Madonna is a calculated, power mongerer. It’s great to see her put in her place. That handwritten note to the Prez was priceless too.

  • White savourism is terrible, and I’m glad Malawians are standing up against it. Just because you adopted two kids and funnelled millions into a school it doesn’t mean you’re special or immune.

  • I really don’t like being a hateful person, but THIS HAGGARD-ASS CUNT-FACE NEEDS TO FUCKING DIE ALREADY.

  • “Kindness, as far as its ordinary meaning is concerned, is free and anonymous. If it can’t be free and silent, it is not kindness” BOOM.

    What an idiot for calling “President, Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda” simply Joyce and congratulating her on her new position like she’d just gotten some regular old job. This reply is quite possibly the most eloquent bitch-slap I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. What an insufferable twat (I’m sure it sounds better when you say it in a fake British accent).

  • Wow! I have new respect for that government!!!!! Bless them!! They told it like it is!!!!!! I love this!!!!!

  • Quote:

    “Kindness, as far as its ordinary meaning is concerned, is free and anonymous. If it can’t be free and silent, it is not kindness; it is something else. Blackmail is the closest it becomes.”

    This is one of the best things I’ve read! I love it. How many times do people you know try to emotionally blackmail you? This quote is a keeper!