Hell hath no fury like a French Madonna fan. An intimate Thursday night show at Paris’ Olympia Club ended with angry fans booing and chanting insults when Madonna left the stage after just 45 minutes.
The show, streamed live on YouTube, was billed as a celebration of tolerance and diversity, announced in the wake of controversy over Madonna showing images at a Bastille Day concert of far-right National Front party leader Marie Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead.
“I’ve heard that a certain Marine Le Pen was upset with me,” Madonna told the crowd, newspaper Le Parisien reported. “It’s not my intention to make enemies.”
Fan videos posted on the video channel after the Thursday night event show concert-goers booing Madonna and chanting what sounds like “salope,” which depending on the context can mean “bitch” or “slut.”
As of Friday morning, the “likes” on the concert’s YouTube channel were just under 11,000, while the ‘dislikes’ were 13,123. On Twitter, angry tweets about Madonna — many of them in French — continued to arrive by the second.
An invitation to tweet about the concert backfired when it was suggested the hash tag (hash)MDNAParis could be used to complain, The Associated Press reported.
The Olympia concert will be re-broadcast on YouTube hourly until midnight GMT (7 p.m.).