Madonna’s 12th world tour was announced a few days before she was accused of child trafficking in Malawi; now fans worry that the “Celebration Tour” might be postponed or worse, canceled.
Out of all her tours, Madonna’s upcoming “Celebration Tour” might be the biggest and the grandest, for many reasons.
With stops in 40 cities across the world, decades’ worth of discography to be included in the tracklist and countless special guests, the upcoming tour is expected to be a must-attend event.
As per her video teaser for the tour, Madonna donned several outfits that just prove how much of a timeless and iconic singer she is, albeit controversial at times.
The video gives fans a glimpse into what they should expect for the tour, like snatched corset looks, shorts, fishnets, and a scandalous game of truth or dare.
Reports say Madonna was accompanied by some of the biggest stars like Lil Wayne, Diplo, Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Kate Berlant, Larry Owens, Meg Slater, Eric Andre, Bob the Drag Queen, and Amy Schumer.
Additionally, the announcement hinted: that the tour will “be highlighting her unmatched catalog of music from the past 40-plus years,” as well as paying tribute to New York City, where she began her music career.
But with the preparations for the tour in full swing, the excitement comes in a screeching halt when news of Madonna being allegedly involved in child trafficking hit the headliners.
According to reports, the Ethiopian World Federation came forward with its claims that Madonna is running a child trafficking operation in Malawi under the guise of her charity, Raising Malawi.
The EWF urged Malawi President Lazarus Chakwara to investigate the matter, and suggested that he restrict Madonna and her associates from entering the country.
The federation also cited that Madonna’s coffee table book “S*x” as one of the proof: “Gay p*rn stars were photographed in p*rnographic pictures with Madonna performing vulgar s*x acts with the same s*x which should have been disclosed during her adoption case in 2006 in Lilongwe, Malawi.”
However, despite these accusations, recent reports even show that Madonna’s “Celebration Tour” appears to be pushing forward.
In fact, according to the Austin American-Stateman, another date was added to her Austin stop due to “overwhelming demand.”
It looks like Madonna’s fans remain faithful to the singer, and do not believe the EWF’s claims.