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Madonna's Latest Controversial Outfit: A Cub Scout Uniform!

03/18/2013 at 10:49 AM ET

Madonna Boy Scout outfitLarry Busacca/Getty

Madonna has certainly never shied away from controversy — and now she’s actually looking to be a part of it!

The singer, 54, donned a Cub Scout uniform to honor Anderson Cooper at the GLAAD Awards in N.Y.C. Saturday. The Boy Scouts of America are currently under scrutiny for their longstanding ban on gay members — and, apparently, pop icon singers.

“I wanna be a Boy Scout but they won’t let me!” Madonna wrote on her Instagram account. “I know how to rub 2 pieces of wood together!” (Also on her list of scouting skills, per her speech at the awards: “I have a very good sense of direction. I can rescue kittens from trees.”)

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Madonna is just the latest celeb to take the Scouts to task for the anti-gay policy, but she definitely went the extra step in donning the uniform and giving it signature Madonna touches like fingerless gloves and sheer tights — which she’d likely have to ditch if she does get accepted to the Boy Scouts one day. They’re hardly camping appropriate!

Tell us: What do you think of Madonna’s style statement?

–Alex Apatoff

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Jammers on

Hey Madonna:

Grow up.



Di on

of for heavens sake all you down on Madonna people, she was doing it for a reason! Plus it is not bad to be older. Don’t any of you young people actually read the articles anymore or do you just read the headline and look at the picture!

Nancy on

I don’t even have to look at the article. MADONNA GO AWAY! Your time in the sun HAS BEEN UP FOR ABOUT 10 years. BA-BYE.


I guess she’s trying to make a statement but her outfit just makes her look like a fool and turns Anderson’s award into a spotlight on her rather than Anderson.

cindy on

Ugh..she is so desperate to get in to the news! next!

doodlebug on

Sad, really sad. She looks like a old hag.

Shannon on

Madonna has lost her ever loving mind!! She needs to find some class.

rosewilson on

and she continues to wear the gloves to hide the veins in her hands that make her hands look like shes 100

Sapphire on

As always, Madonna, the maverick in her own mind, came late to the party. Kat Graham dressed like a scout more than a year ago while performing on The Ellen Degeneres Show and even commented that “everyone is allowed in my scout troop” before performing. Madonna looks ridiculous.

susan on

Wow… someone still needs constant attention. What a joke she has become. I feel bad for her kids

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