German Prosecutors Let Madonna’s Show Go On

After decreeing last week that they would send observers to Madonna’s Dusseldorf show to ensure her onstage mock crucifixion did not qualify as a criminal offense (read more), German officials backed down on the eve of the singer’s performance. Concerned that Madonna’s show might be “hurtful to religious people,” prosecutors had said last week they would closely monitor her performance. On Monday, spokesman Johannes Mocken told the AP they would not open an investigation into whether the show insulted religious beliefs, and that though the scene might offend some, laws protecting artistic freedom cover Madge’s stage antics.

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