Oops! Madge did it again
Barely months after courting controversies about her children – commenting on her son’s genital and then calling another a nigger – queen of pop is once again in hot water. This time a photo of the mother and her children bonding over a foot massage has led her fans and haters crying “racist”. The photo shared on Instagram and twitter shows the iconic star lying on the floor with both her legs on her sons’ David Ritchie and Mercy James laps and was captioned “#motherlove… how I’m gonna get through the day. Mercy and David give the best foot rubs!! #rebelhearts”. While “The Material Girl” looked relaxed as she sprawled on the floor, the boys did not seemed to mind the chore either.
So now that picture has created furore, Indians, who as children have had to rub and massage feet of countless relatives are wondering what’s the fuss all about. Well, Mercy and David are the pop stars adopted sons – and they are black. Ouch!
Gaying up streets
Much love is being showered on Munich’s gay pride goers – even the city’s traffic signals at the various intersections are blinking with hearts. Taking cue from Vienna’s gay movement, Munich has several red and green lights with silhouettes same-sex and opposite-sex couples holding hands as they stand or cross the street together. What further makes these adorable is that these stick-figures seem to be happy together. We say so because we see hearts floating above their heads or embedded on their chests. One signal even has a male stick-figure putting arm around each other’s shoulders. A symbol of open mindedness, though temporary, these gay signals are garnering ‘aww’ moments all over the world.