Appearing Tuesday via satellite on the
Ellen DeGeneres Show, gay icon Madonna said she can relate to
kids who are bullied because they are gay.
discussing the recent spate of teens bullied to death because they
are gay or perceived to be gay, the pop singer compared bullying to
“The concept that we are torturing
teenagers because they are gay – it's unfathomable,” she told
DeGeneres. “It's like lynching black people or Hitler
The 4 Minutes singer went on to
say that she can relate to feeling like an outcast.
“I still feel different,” she said.
“I can totally relate to the idea of feeling isolated and
alienated. I was incredibly lonely as a child, as a teenager. I
have to say I never felt like I fit in in school.”
And the 52-year-old singer adored by
millions added that she owes her career to the gay community.
The gay community “has been
incredibly supportive of me.” “I wouldn't have a career if it
weren't for the gay community.”