After referring to President Obama as a “black Muslim,” Madonna was back to taking center stage with her fellow Kabbalah followers at a Yom Kippur ceremony in New York.
According to a witness, the superstar arrived at the Park Avenue Armory on Tuesday in her own kind of spiritual garb — a bright purple sweat suit bearing the number 86 and a hat emblazoned with the word “Vogue.”
Our spy said, “Madonna was the last to arrive, and it seemed like they were holding up the ceremony to wait for her. She came through a back entrance with her daughter, Lourdes, and was seated in the front row. Once she was seated, it could begin. All the men were in white but Madonna had a loud track suit on. Also there was her younger boyfriend, who arrived wearing cream.”
A listing of the event on the Kabbalah Web site reads, “We refer to Yom Kippur as Binah . . . On Yom Kippur, we sit on the throne with Binah and remove the fog in our lives for the entire year to come. On Yom Kippur, we become spiritual royalty, with the ability to increase and improve the quality of life of all human beings.”
Madonna remained quiet and meditative through the service and didn’t greet other followers, not even Donna Karan, who was seated nearby. Our witness added, “She definitely set herself apart from everyone else. She is like the queen of Kabbalah.”
Yesterday, Madonna put out a statement following a backlash over her Monday speech in Washington, DC, where she said, “Now, it’s so amazing and incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House . . . We have a black Muslim in the White House . . . It means there is hope in this country, and Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man.”
Madonna then said through her rep, “I was being ironic. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim — though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were? The point I was making is that a good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to. I don’t care what religion Obama is — nor should anyone else in America.”