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M.I.A. – You Tried to Steal Madonna's Thunder With Your Middle Finger

Mon, February 6, 2012 12:02pm EDT by Bonnie Fuller 54 Comments
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M.I.A. – your middle finger needed to be MIA during the Super Bowl halftime show!

Just who do you think you are MIA?  And why did you think it was cool to give the finger to Americans watching the Super Bowl halftime show?

It’s not cool — it’s rude. And in the context of where you were and what you were doing — in front of 111.3 million people — it was just plain disrespectful.

Disrespectful to the audience watching the show — including many children — and disrespectful to Madonna, 53, whose thunder it appeared you were trying to steal!

You were so fortunate to have been asked by Madonna to be featured in her new hit single, “Give Me All Your Luvin,” and then to appear in her Super Bowl performance.

Now, I know that you gave the finger in the official video for the song with Madonna, and I guess she was cool with that. But that was one finger that should have been omitted from the live Super Bowl appearance.

You may be a star on the rise, but this finger episode just makes you look like an attention-hog, not a hot talent!

— Bonnie Fuller

Update: Madonna’s Rep Responds To M.I.A.’s Finger!