Guns are metaphorical, says Madonna

Updated: Aug 30, 2012, 08:54 AM IST

London: Madonna may have used fake guns on the controversial stage show of her MDNA tour, but the star insists that they were ``metaphorical`` and she is against violence.

The 54-year-old singer claimed that the gig was a representation of "the Journey of a soul from darkness to light."

“It’s true there is a lot of violence in the beginning of the show and sometimes the use of fake guns - but they are used as metaphors,” the Sun quoted the singer as saying In a video titled “The MDNA Tour - In Madonna`s Words`”.

“I do not condone violence or the use of guns. Rather they are symbols of wanting to appear strong and wanting to find a way to stop feelings that I find hurtful or damaging.

“In my case it is wanting to stop the lies and Hypocrisy of the church, the intolerance of many narrow minded cultures and societies I have experienced throughout my life and in some cases the pain I have felt from having my heart broken,” she explained.

The pop star also revealed that her stage show mirrors her own journey and intends to show that love is “The Answer”, rather than violence.

“Ultimately as we follow through the Journey of my story, the audience can see quite clearly what I see - that The Enemy is within and the only way to survive disappointment, disapproval, judgment, heartbreak, jealousy, envy and hatred is with love - not with revenge - not with guns and not with violence,” she said.

“In spite of all the chaos and darkness and intolerance we seem to be encountering more and more in the world, we cannot allow our anger or bitterness to swallow us up.”

The ‘Queen of Pop’ also claimed that the show needs to be seen in full in order to be understood.

“It must be watched with an open heart from beginning to end, she said.

“I am sure if it is viewed this way, the viewer will walk away feeling inspired, Invigorated and will want to make the world a better place. And this of course was always my intention,” she added.