Madonna praises Margaret Thatcher on Instagram, then deletes post

The #RebelHeart campaign shonks continues.

Madonna has posted yet another misguided picture in her #RebelHeart social media series, this time showing her support for Margaret Thatcher.

Yesterday, the pop icon posted a picture of the infamous former Prime Minister of Britain on Instagram, accompanied by the caption; “If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. Thank you Margaret Thatcher #unapolgetic (sic) #rebelheart.” Although Madonna has since deleted it following a backlash from fans, you can check out the original post below.


Many have taken to social media to criticise the move, with Simon Price, who wrote last month’s Perspective, noting Thatcher’s controversial stance against feminism.

The post is another hitch in the clumsy campaign supporting Madge’s latest album, which has included pictures of revolutionaries such as Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela photoshopped to resemble the Rebel Heart album cover. This also sparked outrage on Twitter, forcing Madonna to defend her actions, saying that these were images created by her fans to support “freedom fighters”: “When I repost these images i am saying YES! These people are all Rebel Hearts in one way or another from Martin Luther King to Jesus to Nelson Mandela to John Lennon. YES! Lets celebrate them!”

Madonna can’t seem to stay out of the limelight at the minute, with her controversial snog with Drake turning heads last week. Read our review of Rebel Heart here.