Madonna‘s music video portraying a mass shooting at a nightclub contains a strong and necessary message, but the way she delivered it is totally out of touch … according to a Pulse survivor.
Brandon Wolf tells TMZ … he appreciates what Madonna tried to do in her graphic new vid for “God Control” — and even thinks more artists should follow her lead — but he’s got serious issues with the choices she made and the timing of the release.
His main problem — he says Madonna didn’t reach out to any of the Pulse nightclub shooting victims, survivors or their families for input or to see how her new video might affect them. Although it’s evident her vid is referencing the 2016 mass shooting, Brandon points out she never acknowledges it or pays tribute to the 49 people who were killed.
Wolf also accuses the singer of being self-absorbed and using Pulse as a prop, and says it’s not the first time she’s done so. He points to the tweet she shared right after the shooting, which also didn’t directly mention the incident … but did include her famous pic kissing Britney Spears.
Brandon also wonders what took Madonna so long to speak out about the Pulse incident, considering it happened over 3 years ago. He does hope she’s genuinely woke about the gun control issue — as her lyrics say — but he’s having a hard time completely buying it.
BTW — Wolf tells us he hasn’t actually watched the shooting scene in her new video because he doesn’t want to relive the experience, but he’s seen still frames. As we reported, another Pulse survivor says watching the video was very traumatic.