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Madonna booed for urging New Orleans to vote for Obama

Several concertgoers walked out of Madonna's show in New Orleans last night after she urged them to vote for President Barack Obama.
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Madonna performs on stage at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam during her MDNA world tour on July 7, 2012. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Madonna has made sure there’s plenty to object to in her “MDNA” tour. The two-hour concert includes scenes of the pop star gunning down a series of men attacking her and an interlude of simulated torture, accompanied by sounds of bones breaking, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

But the moment that caused several audience-members to walk out of her show in New Orleans last night was when Madonna urged concertgoers to vote for President Barack Obama.

"Who's registered to vote?" Madonna asked, according to the Associated Press. "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Hearing boos from the audience, Madonna added: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for.... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."

This is not the first time Madonna’s angered people during this tour, TV Guide noted. According to TV Guide:

She has also repeatedly flashed her breasts while performing, and a conservative French political party threatened to sue the singer for showing a video of leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead during a concert in Paris.

More from GlobalPost: France's National Front party suing Madonna for swastika (VIDEO)

In Denver, some concertgoers walked out after the gun battle in the concert, shocked that Madonna would perform the scene just three months after a shooter killed 12 people at an Aurora, Colo., cinema.

More from GlobalPost: Madonna upsets Colorado community by using gun on stage
 

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