Madge draws veil on terror bride


IF there’s one woman who doesn’t take kindly to being told what to do, it’s Madonna. Yet the singer has backed down from staging one of her most dangerous stunts yet — messing around with a traditional Muslim bridal costume. Madge had planned to prance around in her new music video — and possibly on stage — dressed as a “Terror Bride” as a comment on women’s oppression and war. She already had the outfit — a mix of a traditional Iraqi bridal veil and a US soldier’s uniform — stitched up to fit her and had tried it on. Wise choice to drop it — but sad to see Madge censoring herself. Some critics got especially worked up when she got her guns out at her Edinburgh gig in July — just 48 hours after the Batman cinema massacre in Colorado. I wouldn’t have liked to have been the messenger telling her the Terror Bride wasn’t one of her brightest ideas.