Satanism and support for abortion have become part and parcel of performances by Madonna. But now the ageing old pop star has taken things even lower.
On the very same day that a transsexual shot dead six people - including three children - in Nashville, Madonna announced that she was adding an extra concert to her next tour. It will, she revealed on Instagram, be in Nashville, and the proceeds will go to trans-rights groups.
Three students and three staff members were murdered in cold blood in the mass shooting at an elementary school in Tennessee. Among the victims were nine-year-old Hallie Scruggs, the daughter of a local pastor, and William Kinney and Evelyn Dieckhaus, also both aged just nine.
On Monday, the 28-year-old killer, a transsexual named Audrey/Aiden Elizabeth Hale, drove to the Covenant School Christian elementary school in Nashville. Armed with two assault-style rifles and a handgun, Hale gained entry into school building by shooting through a side door.
Katherine Koonce, 60, Cynthia Peak and Mike Hill, both 61, were the adult victims. Hale was also killed at the scene by police officers.
Pop icon Madonna announced the additional Nashville benefit gig on her upcoming "Celebration Tour," set to begin later this year.The -year-old said she added the Nashville concert at Bridgestone Arena because of new Tennessee laws that severely restrict drag shows and so-called "gender-affirming care" for children. She criticized those laws as "unfounded and pathetic" and claimed that they make "America a dangerous place for our most vulnerable citizens, especially trans women of color."
"The oppression of the LGBTQ+ is ... unacceptable and inhumane," Madonna stated.
"Anyone with half a brain knows not to f*** with a drag queen," Madonna wrote on Instagram. "Bob and I will see you from the stage in Nashville where we will celebrate the beauty that is the Queer community!"
According to reports, Madonna intends to donate the proceeds from the Nashville concert to so-called "trans rights" groups.
Media reports are deliberately vague about the exact timing of the trans shooting and the trans benefit concert announcement.
Online news site, Blaze, for example, reported that: "At about the same time that Madonna posted on social media about the Nashville concert, her website likewise issued an announcement about the Nashville show. Unfortunately, the timing of the announcements coincided with the news that a female suspect who identified as transgender had murdered three adults and three children at a Christian school in Nashville. The decision to add Nashville to the schedule likely did not come in response to the shooting, and neither announcement about Madonna's Nashville concert makes reference to the shooting, the shooter, or the Christian identity of the victims."
From the point of view of the families of the victims, it would of course be even worse if Madonna did indeed come up with the idea for the benefit concert in response to the news of the shooting. but even if she didn't, its timing and nature turned out to be utterly appalling and hurtful.
Given that Madonna did not immediately cancel the concert, and has not done so far despite mounting public pressure, it is all too clear that - at the very least -
she simply doesn't care how much pain she causes to the grieving families and the good people of Nashville at this terrible time.