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Video: Madonna's 'love letter' to hydrangeas


Madonna has hit back in true style after a clip of her bad-mouthing a fan who handed her hydrangeas became a global phenomenon last week.

Instead of issuing an awkward apology or glossing over the incident, the 53-year-old singer has relished the controversy by creating a spoof video of herself entitled Madonna's Love Letter to Hydrangeas.

The black-and-white video - uploaded to Madonna's official YouTube channel - is a funny, fiesty response to last week's incident, which saw the star reluctantly accept a bunch of hydrangeas from a fan at a press conference in Venice to promote her new movie W.E. After taking the flowers, Madonna was recorded saying, "I absolutely loathe hydrangeas ... he obviously doesn’t know that."

The singer-turned-director came under fire for being ungrateful, but was typically defiant in her "comeback" video, which begins with her cuddling up to a bunch of hydrangeas. To the soundtrack from the cult movie The Godfather, Madonna strokes the flowers with the caption "You have no idea how many nights I have lost thinking how I hurt you."

The video continues in similar vein until suddenly the soundtrack stops and Madonna throws the flowers to the floor and stamps on them furiously. "I'm still left with the fact I still hate hydrangeas! And I will always hate them!," the caption reads. "It's a free country! So f**k you, I like roses!"

Watch the thoroughly entertaining video in full below, followed by the video that sparked the flower-related controversy...

ABOVE: Madonna appears in a spoof video which mocks her hatred of hydrangeas

ABOVE: The off-the-cuff comment that sparked the hydrangea controversy at Venice Film Festival last week



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