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Madonna stirs controversy with gay Muslim-Jewish kiss

Nick Duffy May 18, 2015

Madonna has stirred controversy again – by advertising her album with a picture of a Muslim man kissing a Jewish man.

The pop singer posted a controversial picture on her Instagram of a man in traditional Islamic dress on the verge of kissing a Jewish man.

She captioned the image with her album title “#rebelhearts” – as well as adding a heart emoji.

The image has sparked debate among fans who interpreted it as a comment on the Palestine conflict, as well as a statement on Islam’s attitude towards homosexuality.

It isn’t the first time Madonna has sparked debate in the same way – getting flak from her gay fans last month after declaring the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – who passed Section 28 and opposed LGBT rights – an “‘#unapologetic #rebelheart”.

After criticism, the gay icon swiftly deleted the post – but it had already been spread widely online.

Madonna is well-known for her gay fanbase and is a strong supporter of LGBT rights.

She recently joined Grindr to chat to a number of fans about her new album.

The singer previously caused controversy by claiming that gay rights are “way more advanced” than women’s rights.

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