Madonna delivers controversial comments at DC march

Millions of people participated this weekend in peaceful demonstrations across the U.S. and the world for women's rights.



It began as a call for action on social media, as many women are afraid they will lose some of their rights now that Donald Trump is president.



In Washington, D.C., the march had an estimated crowd of over 500,000 people.



Among the demonstrators was Madonna, who sparked controversy for what she said.



"I am outraged," said Madonna. "Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair."



The singer is defending what she said, saying her words were "taken wildly out of context."



She also went on Instagram saying she was trying to express there are two ways to respond to Trump's election, either with hope or outrage.



She hopes to effect change "with love."


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