We know: It’s been more than 24 hours since Madonna went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to talk about bullying. And, yeah, yeah, we're aware that we're just getting around to it now. But there's a reason for that. Sometimes certain ideas, certain memes, if you will -- and if you're reading blogs like this, you probably will -- take a day or two to sink in.
Ideas like, say, equating gay bullying to the Holocaust.
Take it away, Madge (or you can watch for yourself by clicking on the video above).
"We talk a lot about the importance of not judging people who are different -- not judging people who don't fit into our expected view of what's cool and what isn't," the singer told DeGeneres during a satellite-aided visit to the show Tuesday. "The concept that we are torturing teenagers because they are gay -- it's unfathomable. It's like lynching black people or Hitler exterminating Jews."
And just in case Madonna's screed wasn't quite theatrical enough, she added this: "Sorry if I'm going on a rampage right now, but this is America. The land of the free and the home of the brave.”
Indeed. Before she could find a use for the phrase "bombs bursting in air," Madge issued a call for action. She said everybody should just stop gossiping for a while.
Thanks Madonna! You fix everything!
Still, let's not be too hard on our Material Girl. After all, at least her analogy was unique.
— Leslie Gornstein
Photo: Madonna in New York on Nov. 3. Credit: Charles Eshelman / Getty Images.