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Madonna offers an apology of sorts over 'Rebel Heart' images

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Following a recent social media gaffe in which she posted poorly doctored images of civil rights leaders in an effort to promote her forthcoming album, Rebel Heart, Madonna went online to offer an apology via Facebook.

“I’m sorry/I’m not comparing my self to anyone/I’m admiring and acknowledging there Rebel Hearts[sic],” begins Madonna, saying that her actions were not “a crime” or “racist,” nor did they intend to invoke any sort of comparison between said historical figures and herself. But it’s also not really her fault:

“I didn’t do it/My fans did/And I just re posted those photos/My fans aren’t racist either/If they put me in the same category as these other people,” writes Madonna. She then posted two more images just like the ones that came before—one of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and another of Princess Diana.

Or, as the younger, hipper audience that Madonna is trying to court might say: sorry, not sorry.