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Hedwig and the Angry Inch star calls Madonna ’soulless’, ‘desperate’, ‘a user’

Hedwig and the Angry Inch star calls Madonna ’soulless’, ‘desperate’, ‘a user’

John Cameron Mitchell, the creator of Hedwig and the Angry Itch, has come out as a non-Madonna fan. And he’s done so in rather explosive fashion.

The writer and actor criticised Madonna’s support for LGBTIs and HIV/AIDS advocacy as ‘kind of appropriation’ in a new interview.

He furthermore added: ‘I see no soul there.’

The star, whose acting credits include HBO’s Girls, was speaking to IndieWire when he made the comments.

‘It’s all about herself’

‘There was a time in the early ’80s when if you were gay you had to decide whether you were a Cyndi Lauper or a Madonna person,’ he said. ‘And there was no question for me.’

‘I see no soul there, and it’s all about herself,’ Mitchell then added.

He continued: ‘I appreciate that she spoke up about AIDS and queer people, but there was also a kind of appropriation. I don’t know.

‘I feel like she’s a user. [People] see a sort of desperation in her. She’s trying to remain relevant.’

He went on to say: ‘I don’t like her music. [People say:] “But she’s a feminist.” I was like, “Why? Because she bullies people?” She’s been mean to people.’

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