Madonna Responds To M.I.A.’s Super Bowl Middle Finger

Madonna performed her butt off at the 2012 Super Bowl half-time show. If you blinked, then you likely missed M.I.A. giving the audience and the cameras the middle finger.

Now, the Queen of Pop is responding to the gesture, calling it childish and stupid. During a call in to On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Madge said, “I was really surprised. I didn’t know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it.”

She went on to say, “I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity, it seemed negative. It’s such a teenager…irrelevant thing to do…there was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point? It was just out of place.”

Did you find the incident rather juvenile? Or do you think that M.I.A. can do whatever she pleases when she has a camera pointed at her? Did it ruin the half-time show for you? Or did you even notice the bird flipping incident?

Sound off in the comments!

Photo Credit: Darla Khazei,

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