Washington, Aug 25 : 'Queen of pop' Madonna was at the receiving end of U.S. presidential candidate John McCain's diatribe, after she compared the Republican leader to history's most notorious dictators.
Madge had featured McCain in a video segment, which accompanied the song 'Get Stupid' during the kick off of her Sweet + Sticky tour in Cardiff, Wales, on August 23.
The footage, which was viewed by thousands of fans, showed the Republican politician's image alongside scenes of destruction, global warming and starving children.
Added to that was Adolf Hitler and Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's images.
The Material Girl has caused the representatives from McCain's side to be furious at the comparisons, stating that fans of democratic contender Barack Obama will stop at nothing to smear McCain's campaign.
"The comparisons are outrageous, unacceptable and crudely divisive all at the same time," Contactmusic quoted the Republican's spokesman Tucker Bounds as saying.
"It clearly shows that when it comes to supporting Barack Obama, his fellow worldwide celebrities refuse to consider any smear or attack off limits," he added.
Although Madonna hasn't publicly backed Obama, she featured the popular politician alongside images of beloved cultural icons, including John Lennon, Gandhi and climate control advocate Al Gore.