The two rival nations came after her for wearing symbol/flag. Photo: Facebook
Madonna has sparked outrage in Taiwan and China for using the Taiwanese flag to perform in Taipei Thursday, February 5, during her ‘Rebel Heart’ tour in order to make amends for an earlier gaffe on social media.
She had ealier posted on IG and also on Facebook:
Take a Bow Tai-Pei . ❤️#rebelheartour
A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on Feb 4, 2016 at 2:54am PST
The Taiwanese came after her for posting the symbol with her face, a design that happened to be like an old badge of the Taiwanese political party Kuomintang (KMT), which is strongly associated with the ‘White Terror’, one of the bloodiest times in the country’s history.
It refers to a period in the 1950s and 60s when an estimated 18,000-30,000 of the island’s elite were executed by the KMT as they tried to exert their control over Taiwan after the party’s forces fled there to escape the Communist takeover of mainland China, according to BBC.
See their reactions below…
Seemingly to make amends for this and also as she has done elsewhere on the tour, Madonna performed her iconic hit ‘Holiday’ wrapped in the flag of the country she was performing in. Clad in the actual Taiwanese flag she shouted at the crowd ‘I love China’ and ‘I love Taiwan’.
Although this delighted many Taiwanese people it has had the opposite effect in China.
Chinese fans were angry on social media with one post on Twitter-like platform, Weibo saying, ‘Is Taiwan a country? I am laughing to death…you are just a region.’ Others joined in by writing, ‘Disgraceful act, what kind of message are you sending to China?’ and ‘What a cheap way to get attention from the mainland. Your music isn’t very welcome or known in our country anyway.’
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Source:: The NET