June 05, 2012 17:22:16 GMT
The singer risks being dragged to court when she displayed an image of French politician Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead.
Madonna has offended a French political leader and France's National Front party with her video montage. The 54-year-old singer kicked off her MDNA concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday, May 31, playing a video where Marine Le Pen has a swastika emblazoned on her forehead.
The National Front party has threatened to file a lawsuit against the singer if she plays the same video in France. Le Pen, a figurehead of the party, commented, "We understand how old singers who need to get people talking about them go to such extremes." When asked whether she will take the matter to court, Le Pen said, "If she does that in France, we'll be waiting."
Madonna is scheduled to hold her concert in Paris, France on July 14. It happens to be the day France celebrates Bastille Day aka the end of the French monarchy and the beginning of the French Revolution.