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Madonna Institutes Her Own Smoking Ban

By Josh Loposer |


In order to protect her and new daughter Mercy’s health while on tour, Madonna has instituted a kind of paranoid celebrity restraining order. Madge has banned all smoking roadies/staff/etc. from coming within 50 ft. of her… If you come within 50 ft. of Mercy James, she’ll probably Kabbalah chop your head clean off.

Getting ready to embark on a tour of cigarette-obsessed Russia, Madonna has drawn a line in the sand. From The Sun:

“The obsessed star has told workers on the Russia leg of her world tour that they’ll be sacked if she even sees them with fag.”

(In case you didn’t know, Madonna’s not being homophobic, cigarettes are often referred to as “fags” in the UK.)

Of course, the ban goes hand in hand with a number of other diva-like requests, but none is more serious than the smoking ban. Her other demands include an all female security team, 20 phone lines for personal use, and a steady stream of blessed Kabbalah water.

Is Madonna taking a stand for her and her kids’ health here, or is she just being a super diva?


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Josh Loposer is a professional writer based in Austin, TX and has previously contributed to the Entertainment and Celebrity channels on Babble.

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6 thoughts on “Madonna Institutes Her Own Smoking Ban

  1. Brooke says:

    This is not extreme at all. My partner and I are very involved in the hippie music scene, he occasionally throws concerts and events. We have considered making them smoke free, not just because of the obvious health hazards to non-smokers but also because of the liability issue. We had a house fire a year and a half ago with a series of lawsuits out against us because two of our friends living with us at the time were smokers and smoked on our upstairs balcony. Even though the cause of the fire has never been determined and no-one smoked the day of the fire, one of our friends actually quit two weeks before, just the possibility has caused us plenty of head aches. I know of plenty of mothers who have kicked out family members from their homes for smoking inside or even on their property because of the dangers it presents to their children.

  2. Dave says:

    Yeah, but it’s ok to fuck entire basketball teams? This bitch needs to dry up & blow away already!

  3. ATLGRl says:

    u go Madonna!There are numerous cases of family members developing lung cancer while living in the house with a smoker. They often die and the smoker lives on, still puffing.

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