I guess, actually, this shouldn’t be considered entirely surprising for Madonna.
She does have a massive back tattoo with his name on it. Which must be temporary? Probably? Otherwise it could get really dated, really quickly. Or maybe there’s just an age you hit when you decide that you’re going to have Eisenhower tattooed across your back if you goddamn well want to. I mean, I’m aspiring towards that age.
At her concert at Yankee Stadium – which occurred at the same time as the Democratic National Convention – Madonna said she would show the crowd “her feelings” and then dropped trow to reveal this lower back tattoo with Obama’s name. After discussing how it was an honor to play in Yankee Stadium (she’s the first woman to headline there!) she said:
“I’ve seen some amazing beautiful things, and I’ve seen some scary things. I’ve seen people locked up and put in jail for speaking their minds, for being gay, for not practicing the right religion, for not dressing the proper way. It’s scary. But what it made me realize was how lucky I am to be living here in America. That doesn’t mean this is a perfect country, we have a long way to go – thank God for Michelle Obama and her good looking husband, too. But we all take for granted how much freedom we do have… do not take this freedom for granted.”
You can watch Madonna’s entire speech here: