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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Obama on her "MDNA" tour in New Orleans.
The Material Girl asked about midway through Saturday night's performance, "Who's registered to vote?" She added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Drawing boos in touting Mr. Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for. ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."
Madonna is often outspoken. Some Colorado fans, mindful of a mass shooting there, complained she used a fake gun to shoot a masked gunman in a recent concert act in Denver. A Madonna concert in Paris in July drew ire when a video showed a swastika on a politician's forehead.
Madonna launched her "MDNA" tour in Tel Aviv in May and spent three months in Europe before bringing the tour to the United States in August.
While most in the audience remained, others left.
Concertgoer Nick Nunez, 43, of New Orleans, said, "Never mind who we're voting for, she shouldn't push her political agenda when we're paying money to hear her music."
Another concertgoer, Susan Smith, 33, of Madisonville, La., said she was disappointed and thought the political commentary disrupted the flow of the concert.
"It was a little too much," said Ms. Smith, one of those who left early.
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