Madonna has released a photograph of herself posing with a gun, only one day after the Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C. that killed 12 people.
According to PageSix.com, the 55-year-old singer released the picture with a press release to promote herself and her "SecretProjectRevolution" short film, which she co-directed with Steven Klein (trailer below).
Even though the timing of the gun picture couldn't be worse, Madonna issued a noble declaration of herself helping the world in a press release:
My goal is to show by the example of secretprojectrevolution my creative commitment to inspire change in the world through artistic expression.
I hope my film and other submissions to Art For Freedom will be a call-to-action and give people a place to voice their own creative expression to help fight oppression, intolerance and complacency.
The video trailer of her so-called "secret project" shows people being beaten, locked inside dirty prison cells and slammed onto floors.
There has also been promotion on the web for months via Madonna's Instagram page, which has posted pictures and the hashtag "#secretproject."
Earlier this year, the Madonna defended using firearms in her live shows on Good Morning America.
She responded with a familiar pro-gun slogan: "The thing is, guns don’t kill people, people kill people."