After the shooting in Orlando in June 2016, Madonna posted a tweet with the caption, “Stop Hate. Stop Violence. #revolutionoflove” with a picture attached to it of her and Britney Spears kissing that said, “Gay or straight – no hate.”
This tweet ended up receiving extreme amounts of backlash because she made such a tragic event about herself. She also posted on Instagram a picture of herself with a quote from herself saying, “you cannot use the name of God, or religion, to justify acts of violence, to hurt, to hate, to discriminate.”
Overall, she had a good message in her posts, but she took an event that had nothing to do about her and used it to boost her publicity.
Madonna has always been known to as someone that is very accepting and open to everyone. But, the timing of her social media posts were not smart. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with sharing your sorrows for the victims and their families, but at the same time you have to be very careful for such a sensitive event. The mistake Madonna made was making it about herself and taking such a selfish angle of the situation. Her posts could easily change what people think of her and what her personality is and if they support the selfishness that she exposed. But, at the same time I think it’s a little extreme to completely change your opinion of someone based off of one tweet and one Instagram post. It’s unfortunate that celebrities’ social media posts are always extremely examined, and that that’s something they always have to be super careful about.