Madonna and the gay KaleGate
Madonna has upset some gay fans after calling Kale and Vladimir Putin Gay in a word association game for Buzzfeed.
The Material Girl singer, 55, has upset many gay fans after she called Kale gay in a word association game for Buzzfeed.
She also used the word to describe the Russian President Vladimir Putin during the game.
Many fans were quick to pick up on Madonna’s use of the word in a negative context.
One user said: ‘Really Madge, ‘gay’? Cos its totes appropriate to use it as a slur. *holds sarcasm sign*’ Whilst another said:
‘Finally, photos where she seems to be accepting that she’s in her 50’s rather than her 20’s. Much classier. Only complaint: calling kale ‘gay’. Is that supposed to mean it’s bad or saying that only homosexuals enjoy it…? I can get behind her calling Putin gay, he’s so vehemently anti-gay that it would make sense.’
Madonna has long been recognised for her gay rights advocacy, but this isn’t the first time she caused upset amongst fans for offensive language.
Earlier this year the singer appologised after using a racial slur on Instagram to caption a picture of herself and son Rocco.
‘I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram,” she said. “It was not meant as a racial slur … I am not a racist.’