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Madonna Arrested In Australia!

imageMELBOURNE, Australia (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau ) – Singer Madonna has been arrested in Melbourne, Australia hours after she pulled down the top of a 17-year-old fan, exposing the latter’s breast.

The incident happened during the singer’s concert during which she invited the girl on stage.

“She’s the kind of girl you just want to slap on the ass. And pull,” Madonna said, as she yanked down the girl’s strapless top to briefly reveal one of her breasts, while the crowd kept on cheering, The Guardian reports.

The weird move was caught on video and has now gone viral. (Because we are a family-oriented site, we chose not to include a link to the video, but you can always Google it!)

“I’m sorry, sexual harassment,” the singer added. “You can do the same to me. Good luck,” she said, pointing to her cinched costume.

Australian authorities told The Adobo Chronicles that no one — not even an international celebrity like Madonna — is above the law.  “Her act constituted a violation of laws against indecent exposure, sexual assault, and violating a minor,” the authorities said. “It was same-sex assault, but an assault nevertheless,” they added.

Madonna’s spokesperson said that the whole thing was an accident, some “wardrobe malfunction which the young girl seemed to enjoy.”

The singer has been released after posting a $1 Million bail, which to her is a mere spare change.

As a result of the incident, Madonna is now forever banned from entering Australia, the second country to impose such restriction.

Madonna is also banned from entering the Philippines, after she disrespected the Philippine flag during her ‘Rebel Heart’ concert tour in Manila last February.

The singer is filing an appeal before the United Nations asking that both Australia and the Philippines rescind the ban against her, citing artistic freedom and freedom of speech.


Philippine Commission Called For Madonna’s Deportation

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines’ National Historical Commission (NHCP), upset over Madonna’s use of the Filipino flag during her ‘Rebel Heart” concert in Manila, had called for the deportation of the Queen of Pop.

Teodoro Atienza, chief of the Heraldry Section of NHCP, complained during a radio interview that Madonna wore the flag inappropriately and let it touch the stage floor. (Republic Act No. 8491 prohibits wearing the flag as costume or uniform.)

Atienza sought to contact the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration to ask the agency to deport Madonna and her crew for violating Philippine law. Alas, it was too late.  The diva had already departed for her next concert in Singapore.

Just days earlier, a Filipino Catholic archbishop called for a boycott of Madonna’s concert, calling the singer’s act as a “subtle attack of evil.”

The Philippines seems to have a love-hate relationship with international celebrities.

The issues surrounding Madonna’s concerts in Manila are remiscent of the Beatles’ visit to the Philippines during the Marcos years.


Italy’s Singing Nun To Join Madonna’s Second Manila and Singapore ‘Rebel Heart’ Concerts

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – This week, Singapore Archbishop William Goh has said that it is the Catholics’ moral obligation not to support those who denigrate and insult religions, including anti-Christian and immoral values promoted by the secular world.  He made the statement in reference to Madonna’s upcoming  ‘Rebel Heart’ concert.

“There is no neutrality in faith; one is either for or against. Being present (at these events) in itself is a counter witness. Obedience to God and His commandments must come before the arts. As the people of God, we should subscribe to authentic Arts that lead us to God through the appreciation of beauty, harmony, goodness, truth and love, respect, unity and the transcendent; and not support the ‘pseudo arts’ that promote sensuality, rebellion, disrespect, pornography, contamination of the mind of the young, abusive freedom, individualism at the expense of the common good, vulgarity, lies and half-truths,” Goh said.

In the Philippines, where Madonna staged her first of two Manila concerts last night, another archbishop, Ramon Arguelles, warned the country’s Catholic faithful to be aware of the “subtle attack of evil” and discouraged them from watching the concert.

Well, leave it to Madonna to respond in the most subtle of ways.

The queen of pop today announced that she is flying in Sister Cristina Scuccia from Italy to join her on stage during her second Manila concert as well as her concert in Singapore.

Sister Cristina, was the nun who won Italy’s version of The Voice. Since winning the competition, she has released her first single, complete with music video: a slowed-down cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.”

The singing nun will sing a duet with Madonna, and yes, it will be “Like a Virgin.” No pointed bras for the sister, just plain old nun’s habit.

And did we already tell you, Sister Cristina has Pope  Francis’ blessings?