Malawi is Madonna's cause celebre. The singer has done a lot for the country, adopting two children from the region and building schools there. At least that's the media spin, since the country's president Joyce Banda has slammed the Material Girl after her visit to the impoverished nation and it seems to be a personal beef.
Unless you live under a rock, you've probably noticed many of your Facebook friends changing their profile picture to a pink equal sign on a red background in support of striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in the United States Supreme Court.
Madonna still knows how to call attention to herself. The singer attended the GLAAD Media Awards (March 16) to hand out the Vito Russo Award to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, a move that incensed little monsters ... and she did so while dressed as a Boy Scout.
This was Madge's take on the menswear trend, right? Wrong. She was dressing in drag? Nope. It was her way of speaking to the gay community and addressing the what she feels is the idiocy of the Boy Scouts' gay ban.
Lady Gaga's little monsters didn’t appreciate Madonna's perpetual dissing of Mother Monster in the press and on her MDNA tour last year. They are so angered by her Madgesty that they penned an angry, open letter to GLAAD, expressing their displeasure at Madonna presenting an award to Anderson Cooper at the GLAAD Awards.
Madonna, Madonna, Madonna. The Queen of Pop is infamous for pushing envelopes and breaking rules, but not even the Material Girl herself is free from Instagram's fury. The 'Girl Gone Wild' singer was slapped with a violation notice from the photo sharing service, which she shared with her 152,000+ followers.
Madonna is stepping up her social media presence. The singer has joined Instagram, signing up on Feb. 10 while the rest of her pop music peers were having a good time at the Grammys. Madge posted some candid shots of herself – wearing a fake mustache, working up a sweat, enjoying a beverage (of the martini sort) and more!
There's no question Madonna does what she can to help the African country of Malawi. She has been working to improve the area's education problems since 2006. She adopted two children -- David and Mercy -- from the country. But her claim that her Raising Malawi charity erected 10 schools in the country has been disputed by Malawi's education minister, who claims the schools were already in existence and Madge's organization did not construct them.