Madonna Explains Away Her ‘Black Muslim’ Obama Comment as ‘Ironic’

By: Cory Lopez / September 26, 2012

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Isn’t it ironic? Madonna insists her reference to President Barack Obama as a “black Muslim” is.

During a Monday show at Washington D.C.’s Verizon Center, Madge turned political for an on-stage four-more-years pitch, defending fallen leaders like Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. while making a plea for freedom to her cheering crowd.

“Now, it’s so amazing and incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House,” she said. “We have a black Muslim in the White House … it means there is hope in this country, and Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man.”

But the 54-year-old pop star is standing by her seemingly erroneously statement about Obama — widely acknowledged as a practicing Christian — after it sparked backlash, saying the controversial comment was just facetious.

What was her explanation?

“I was being ironic on stage,” she said in a statement issued via her spokeswoman. “Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim — though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is.”

“And what if he were?” she reasoned. “The point I was making is that a good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to. I don’t care what religion Obama is — nor should anyone else in America.”

Madonna has not be shy about voicing her support of Obama’s reelection, evening displaying a tramp stamp on her lower back on Monday reading, “OBAMA.”

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So it seems the risky remark can just be chalked up to Madonna, well, being Madonna.