Madonna slams cancel culture: ‘There’s no debate, there’s no discussion’

More than 30 years after Madonna shocked with her controversial performance of "Like a Virgin" at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards, the singer is still out to disturb the peace. "It's interesting because peace is subjective," she told V Magazine in an interview published Friday. "The way people think about the pandemic, for instance, that the vaccination is the only answer or the polarization of thinking you're either on this side or the other. There's no debate, there's no discussion. That's something I want to disturb. I want to disturb the fact that we're not encouraged to discuss it. I believe that our job [as artists] is to disturb the status quo. The censoring that's going on in the world right now, that's pretty frightening. No one's allowed to speak their mind right now. No one's allowed to say what they really think about things for fear of being canceled, cancel culture. In cancel culture, disturbing the peace is probably an act of treason."

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