Secret Service May Investigate Madonna Over Women's March Speech

Not everyone was inspired by Madonna's speech at the Women's March on Jan. 21, 2017.

The day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, Madge took to the streets of Washington, D.C., along with hundreds of thousands of marchers. While her speech mostly made headlines at the time for the F-bombs she dropped, the Secret Service is reportedly concerned about a different part of her monologue.

At one point, the Queen of Pop declared, "Yes, I'm angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair." It was the whole "blowing up the White House" bit that sent the Secret Service into a tizzy, reported Gateway Pundit.

A Secret Service insider told the New York Post that the agency's reaction boils down to intent. "It's all about intent. Is she intending to do harm to the White House or President Trump? Otherwise it will be characterized as inappropriate," the source explained. "If it's characterized as inappropriate, then there won't be any discussions with the U.S. Attorney. If it's determined that there's intent [to do harm] on her part, then there will be discussions with the U.S. Attorney and they'll take it from there."

Perhaps trying to mitigate some of the damage, Madonna has since explained her comments on Instagram. "I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's [sic] entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context." She added, "My speech began with 'I want to start a revolution of love.' I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalised people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world."

She continued, "I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things—one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn't solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love."