Texarkana, Texas-based radio station HITS 105 this week banned all of Madonna’s catalog from rotation “indefinitely,” after the “Like A Virgin” singer’s salvo toward the Trump administration.
Categorizing Madonna’s comments and accompanying foul language at the Women’s March on Washington as “un-American,” station manager Terry Thomas told Billboard that banning Madonna was “not a matter of politics, it’s a matter of patriotism.”
“It just feels wrong to us to be playing Madonna songs and paying her royalties when the artist has shown un-American sentiments,” continued Thomas. “If all stations playing Madonna took their lead from us, that would send a powerful economic message to Madonna.”
In protest of President Trump’s inauguration, Madonna took part in the star-studded march last weekend, with Ashley Judd, Emma Watson, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Calif.), and activist Angela Davis on hand.
“Yes, I am outraged,” announced the singer. “I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But, I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.”
Newt Gingrich suggested that Madonna “ought to be arrested,” curiously adding that she’s a member of “an emerging left-wing fascism.”
Madonna further attempted to explain her comments in an Instagram post, which has since been made private.
“I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context,” she wrote. “My speech began with ‘I want to start a revolution of love.’”
The full speech can be seen below: