Did Madonna Really Ask TIFF Volunteers Not To Look Directly At Her?

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Madonna has not had a good week…first the Hydrangeas, now the volunteers. Rumor has it that a few volunteers at TIFF were told not to look at Madonna as she passed by them. Awkward!!!!

Sounds like Madonna was all smiles and compliments for Canada in general and TIFF in particular, when she visited the festival Monday to promote her new film, W.E., about famous divorcé, the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson. One observer even heard her thank the festival’s orange-shirted volunteers.

It was a bit of a different story backstage, however, when eight of those volunteers were asked to turn their faces to a wall so that they would not look at the pop-star-turned-movie-director as she made her way to her press conference about the film. One volunteer told the Globe they all dutifully stood with their backs to her as she passed.

In previous appearances, Madonna has pointed out the similarities between herself and the Duchess, both Americans transplanted to the U.K. and both prisoners of celebrity.

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