Madonna booed for opposing discrimination

I’ve never been one to jump on the Madonna bandwagon, though I’ve been mildly interested in the various feminist discussions of her. But I think it’s good that, when performing with Roma (Gypsy) musicians in Romania she made a note of the discrimination that they suffer:

“It has been brought to my attention … that there is a lot of discrimination against Romanies and Gypsies in general in Eastern Europe,” she said. “It made me feel very sad.”

And that was enough to get thousands booing her. I can’t begin to say how disgusting I find that.

(Many non-Europeans probably don’t know much about anti-Roma discrimination. Amnesty has information here.)