France National Front to sue Madonna
By Mark Fordham
France's far-right National Front has confirmed it will file a lawsuit against Madonna after an image at her concert in Paris depicted the party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her face.
The image was in a video that accompanied the song Nobody Knows Me and was followed by another that resembled Adolf Hitler.
Vice-president of the National Front Florian Philippot said there was no way the party could accept "such and odious comparison".
The video had already appeared earlier in the MDNA world tour, which sparked a warning that legal action would be taken.
Madonna was criticised last month for purposely exposing her right breast during a performance in Istanbul.
Mr Philippot said this incident is just another provocation from the star in order to get people talking about her.
"Marine Le Pen will defend not only her own honour but her supporters and the millions of National Front voters," he continued.
16 July 2012, 10:04