Madonna’s ‘Shameless Attention-Seeking’ Burka Stunt Mocks Muslims, Says Piers Morgan

Madonna recently made headlines when she went through JFK airport donning a black burka and a pair of dark sunglasses, which basically hid most of her features. Some might think that the singer wanted some anonymity, but British journalist Piers Morgan thinks otherwise.

Morgan does not believe that the singer wore that burka to remain unrecognized at all. “Madonna did not go ‘incognito’,” the journalist wrote. “She never goes ‘incognito’ anywhere.”

Rather than wishing to remain incognito, Morgan believes that Madonna did it because she wanted the attention. “Madonna wore a burka as she walked through one of the world’s most famous airports, not from any desire for anonymity but from a craven desire to be spotted,” Morgan added. “She put on the burka because she wanted the whole world to see her in a burka.”

But the journalist was not that surprised at Madonna’s latest publicity stunt at all. “She knew exactly what she was doing, because it’s the same thing she’s been doing for 40 years: shameless attention-seeking,” Morgan wrote.

And it’s not just Morgan who thinks that Madonna is hungry for attention. In fact, music legend Annie Lennox basically said the same thing a few years back.

“I did get things off occasionally but not to that extent,” Lennox, who was a guest on the UK show “Loose Women,” talked about Madonna posing topless in an Interview Magazine photo shoot. “I don’t think it’s down to me (to judge Madonna) … I think already the verdict is probably out, would you not agree on that one? I think the question is, ‘What is Madonna telling us?’ Anybody know?”

“I think it’s attention seeking,” show panelist Janet Street-Porter interjected. “I think it is,” Lennox agreed.

It’s one thing showing topless on some photo shoot, but it’s a totally another thing when one seeks attention using a burka. For Morgan, it’s “grotesquely offensive” as Madonna is mocking Muslims with her stunt.

“Being a Muslim woman who wears a burka in America can have never felt more uncomfortable than it does today,” Morgan explains why it’s particularly ill-advised. “Ever since 9/11, there has been a tremendous added attention and pressure on all American Muslims, and an unsavory suspicion on anyone who looks Muslim.”

Madonna Madonna attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017, in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com

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