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May 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Madonna Stirs Controversy With Instagram Photo of Jewish, Arab Men Almost Kissing

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Madonna posted on Instagram a picture of two men - one Palestinian and one Jewish - almost kissing. Photo: Instagram.

Pop superstar Madonna caused a stir on Sunday when she posted a photo on Instagram of a Palestinian man and a Jewish man who appear to be close to kissing.

Both men in the image are wearing religious headgear, with the Jew sporting a yarmulke and the Palestinian a headscarf. Madonna captioned the photo “This image is 100” and added a heart emoji as well as the hashtag #rebelhearts, which is the title of her new album.

The image prompted mixed reactions from the singer’s 3.9 million Instagram followers. Some said it represented a positive image of love, while others slammed the apparent homosexual nature of the photo as not being compatible with their belief systems. Fans wrote, “Love does not discriminate” and “Love has no religion,” while another posted, “Islam doesn’t support homosexuality and if someone doesn’t like that then they don’t have to be Muslim. Its that’s simple.”

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Another commenter said, “for me this pic rocks…because I love someone who is Muslim religion and I’m atheist, I think love should have ‘no’ boundaries.”

Commenting on the portrayal of homosexuality, one fan replied saying: “I see two men one Muslim perhaps and one Jewish together sharing a moment of peace. Can’t we just all get along without discussing religious beliefs? This image can be read in a million times, it might be just a simple friendship between two man [sic]?”

The image also prompted discussion among Instagram users about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and about the possibility of both sides coming to peaceful terms. Comments included, “I stand with Israel” and “I stand with Palestine.” One commenter said the picture “shows we could be united together in peace” and, on the other side of the debate, another wrote “I don’t think the man on the right is going to be able to do that anytime soon…”

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  • It is a staged photography which has nothing to do with reality! It is about the tricks of using the concept of duality in photography which is not new issue! It is already a dead concept. This photo is a tool to split man’s mind. For peace man need perfect country leader not photographers!

    • DACON9

      EMIL.
      HOMOSEXUALITY DOES NOT BRING PEACE
      NOR IS IT A SYMBOL OF PEACE.

      It symbolizes perversion and the end of mankind in a few generations as it cannot reproduce another gay scum.

      SPLIT MANS MIND
      you mean confuse children into accepting the fall of the roman empire partII…

  • DACON9

    MADONA IS TRASH.(I misspelled her name so not to give her any respect)

    HER ”KABALAH’ FROM THE KABALAH INSTITUTE IS TRASH.
    The berg people owners of the institute are trash…

    THE PICTURE IS AN ABOMINATION IN FRONT OF THE ‘ONE G-D’.
    The so called bar mitzvah of her son is Israel is trash
    because she IS NOT a JEW, she said she has no intention to be a JEW and doesn’t like the religion.

    SHIRYN,,ONE DAY YOU WILL WRITE ON SOMETHING INSPIRING
    ACCORDING TO TORAH….

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