MADONNA SCRAPS ANTI-WAR VIDEO LATEST
Pop superstar MADONNA has shelved plans to release the controversial
video for her new single AMERICAN LIFE - because of the intensifying
conflict in Iraq.
The promo was meant as a strong anti-war message and shows scenes
depicting the catastrophic repercussions and horror of war.
But Madonna has backed down and pulled the tape, just days before
it was due
to premiere on Music network VH1 - out of "sensitivity and
respect" to the armed
forces involved in the Iraq War.
In a statement the singer says, "I have decided not to release
my new video.
"It was filmed before the war started and I do not believe
it is appropriate to air it
at this time.
"Due to the volatile state of the world and out of sensitivity
and respect to the
armed forces, who I support and pray for, I do not want to risk
who might misinterpret the meaning of this video."