Madonna makes an appearance via satellite on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today (November 9). Among the topics of discussion? Bullying.

“I’m incredibly disturbed and saddened by the overwhelming number of teen suicides that have been reported lately because of bullying,” says Madonna, adding that she felt like she had to say something. “The gay community has been incredibly supportive of me. I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for the gay community.”

Madonna added that she “can totally relate to the idea of feeling isolated and alienated. I was incredibly lonely as a child, as a teenager. I have to say I never felt like I fit in in school. I wasn’t a jock. I wasn’t an intellectual. There was no group that I felt a part of. I just felt like a weirdo.”

Eventually Madge’s gay ballet teacher took her under his wing and introduced her to a “community of artists of other unique individuals who told me it was good and okay to be different and brought me to my first gay disco and ironically made me feel I was part of the world and it was okay to be different.”

Madonna says she talks to her kids about “not judging people who are different.”

After getting somewhat emotional, Madge added: “The concept that we are torturing teenagers because they are gay. It’s kind of like I said earlier. It’s unfathomable. It’s like lynching black people or Hitler exterminating Jews. Sorry if I’m going on a rampage right now but this is America. The land of the free and the home of the brave.”

Her solution? For everyone to try to get through each day “without gossiping” about anybody. “And not only that. Not even listening to gossip. Walking away from it. Can you imagine what your day would be like?”


  1. Madonna has the most phony and awkward way of speaking. Her manner and choice of words is very calculated. I cannot stand listening to her. I saw the show and wanted to gag her. I’m not doubting her concern – what person isn’t horrified by these suicides? But this woman couldn’t speak from her heart if you paid her. Fake!

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