Europeans Racist Against Roma (Gypsies), Boo Madonna (Video)

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Imagine paying in the high triple digits for a concert ticket only to get there and start booing the person you paid all that damn money to see? We can see that happening if the person just gave a horrible concert, but what if you were booing for reasons that had absolutely nothing to do with music or the performance?

Well, first off, you’re probably a true dumb-ass, but if you were one of the booing masses at a recent Madonna concert then you’re probably a bit of a racist as well. As part of her European tour stop in Romania, Madonna used several Roma or Gypsy performers as part of her act.

But when the Material Girl decided to speak up against the long standing, violent prejudice faced by Gypsies in Europe she received a shower of boos from the crowd of 60,000 plus.

Despite long-standing efforts to stamp out rampant bias, human rights advocates say Roma probably suffer more humiliation and endure more discrimination than any other group on the continent.

One fact that is often over-looked by historians of World War II is that, in addition to trying to exterminate European Jews, the Nazis were also looking to exterminate the Roma as well. Recently, in Hungary, six Roma have been killed and several wounded in a recent series of apparently racially motivated attacks targeting small countryside villages predominantly settled by Gypsies.

“There is generally widespread resentment against Gypsies in Eastern Europe. They have historically been the underdog,” Radu Motoc, an official with the Soros Foundation Romania, said Thursday.

Roma, or Gypsies, are a nomadic ethnic group believed to have their roots in the Indian subcontinent. They live mostly in southern and eastern Europe, but hundreds of thousands have migrated west over the past few decades in search of jobs and better living conditions. Romania has the largest number of Roma in the region. Some say the population could be as high as 2 million, although official data put it at 500,000.

Until the 19th century, Romanian Gypsies were slaves. While discrimination is widespread, many East Europeans are enthusiastic about Gypsy music and dance, which they embrace as part of the region’s cultural heritage. (Wait, they were slaves, the Europeans embrace their music and culture, but not them? Well, we’ll be damned if that don’t sound familiar! Does the NAACP have a European chapter? We’re not sayin’ … We’re just sayin’!)

Watch the reaction to Madonna below:

4 thoughts on “Europeans Racist Against Roma (Gypsies), Boo Madonna (Video)”

  1. It is easy to remark on things a person seems to know very little about. That is what Madonna did, and then considered that those who protested her to be racists. That is her opinion. It would be easy for me to delve into a little history and lump the Roma people into a class of people who are downtrodden by society. I could carry much empathy. However, I have traveled through Romania a few times and did not gather my opinions by simply spending time with a few select individuals I work with to understand my experiences. The Roma people are not unlike so many other groups, including stereotypical whites. In America, some whites are labeled as ” white trash ” by their behaviors and by the ways they live. Likewise, some Roma are hard working and not a burden to others. But, many Roma have disdain for society and are dangerous to decent people everywhere. The naysayers in Madonna’s crowd probably have a much greater appreciation by personal experience in the complexities which Madonna did not take time to consider to evaluate the Roma. For instance, many Romanians get lumped with the Roma, simply because they live near the Roma. They unjustly sometimes bear the stigma throughout Europe of Roma thefts, dishonesty and downright evil. The crowd did not want to hear praise on the people who so often steal from the Romania they love. Just because you become a celebrity, you do not get a free ride as God.

  2. bravo ! madonna she has seen the hate,discrimanation against gypsy,s she seen it ,heard it witness it as in every race their is good and bad why do ppl judge all gypsy,s by one gypsy,s crimanal act ? not all gypsy,s are the same it is very bad in europe for them were ever they go the are cast out of country,s degraded, dehumanized they still live in the holocust it never left them sadly to say here in the .u.s.a it,s not that bad why are the gypsy children being judge punished hated for ? baby,s that know nothing at all what is going on but know that they are hated for who are their parent,s for the blood that runs threw theyer veins they see how their parent,s family are treated these poor soul,s are god,s ppl also remember that god created them equal to the rest of the ppl their god,s children also not toxic i am third genaration born in the u.s.a my child is the fourth generation racist stopped against black,s and latino,s jew,s even the germans,were forgiven gypsy,s suffered threw the holocust and they continue to do so why ? i read about this subject watched video,s new,s never in my life i witness such hate for these ppl they are still judged,prosacuted,denied from the world degraded this will never stop the only race ihave known to still be discrimanated they will never be accepted in society never be given a chance their is a god he is watching and know,s what is happening remember they too were in the holacust and sufferd also they continue to do so their children also remember they were not involved in 9/11 but yet here in america we dont blame all the ppl that are the same race of the ppl who caused 9/11 or their children in fact police and ppl protect them stand up for them and say they did not kill all those ppl just cause their the same race we cant not blame them their innocent lol .

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