Madonna sparked outrage on Friday after her Twitter account posted images of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela photoshopped onto her "Rebel Heart" album cover.
Here's what the album cover looks like:
Here's Nelson Mandela:
And Martin Luther King:
Following the tweets, fans and journalists posted things like "STOP," "WTF" and "highly disrespectful." Here are some other reactions:
#1 pop culture problem of 2015 so far is Madonna force-wrapping peoples' faces in Rebel Heart promo
how do we get it to stop
— LW (@lindseyweber) January 2, 2015
Madonna no you need to stop
— Abraham Riesman (@abrahamjoseph) January 2, 2015
A representative for Madonna was not immediately available for comment.
Throughout December, Madonna's account tweeted various fan photos in the style of the cover, as well as ones of Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe and Skrillex and Diplo all wrapped in black cords. It also included photos of a statue of Jesus Christ ...
... and Homer Simpson:
"Rebel Heart" leaked online last month. Six of the album's tracks are available in an official capacity at the moment, before the record's release date in March.