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Madonna Thanks Nazi Propagandist in Controversial New Movie

By Daniel Gates

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Madonna might have more trouble on her hands with her new film W.E. than just bad reviews.

The film, about the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, has been panned for whitewashing its subjects’ historical ties to Nazi Germany.

What’s more, it’s now being noted that in the end credits Madonna thanks Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl and anti-Semitic fashion designer John Galliano.

Critics who saw the movie’s Venice Film Festival premiere are scratching their heads over the acknowledgments.

While Madonna’s gratitude for Riefenstahl as a filmmaker and Galliano as a designer have nothing to do with their respective political leanings, deciding to include them in the credits of a movie conspicuously blind to Nazi sympathies strikes many observers as… odd.

What do you think?

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