Gay fans upset after Madonna praises Margaret Thatcher

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Madonna has caused controversy among her gay fans for praising Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – who passed Section 28 and opposed LGBT rights.

The late Conservative PM remains controversial among LGBT people for passing Section 28 – which banned the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in schools, as well as for her approach to the AIDS crisis.

Thatcher’s former Health Secretary, Lord Norman Fowler, told PinkNews last year that Baroness Thatcher warned him against becoming the “minister for AIDS” due to his work on HIV/AIDS.

However, pop singer Madonna seemed unaware of the controversy she was wading into when she posted a picture of the former PM on Instagram, with the caption: “Thank you Margaret Thatcher! #unapologetic <3 #rebelheart”

Gay fans upset after Madonna praises Margaret Thatcher

After criticism, the gay icon swiftly deleted the post.

Some of her fans wrote:


However, she appears to have won back a fan – in the form of former Tory MP Louise Mensch.

The ex-MP wrote: “Madonna back in my good books.”

Madonna is well-known for her gay fanbase and is a strong supporter of LGBT rights.

She recently joined Grindr to chat to a number of fans about her new album.

She previously caused controversy by claiming that gay rights are “way more advanced” than women’s rights.