Catholic-bashing Madonna has a disco-mirrored cross to bear - not to mention a prickly crown of thorns - which she uses to crucify herself in her new international tour. The singer's controversial stunt stunned the crowd as she kicked off her Confessions tour in Los Angeles over the weekend. Just as she started to croon the sultry ballad "Live to Tell," Madge suddenly appeared onstage as a modern-day, Christ-like figure being "crucified" on a giant, mirrored cross. To complete the look, the singer wore a crown of 50 thorns over flowing, golden locks. The stunt immediately drew protests.
"When the Material Girl first embraced kabbala, we thought her newfound faith would inspire her to show some respect for religion," said the Catholic League's Bill Donohue. "But I guess you can't teach an old pop star new tricks."
Or as "The Greatest", Muhammad Ali, once said: "The man who views the world at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life".