Madonna received criticism for her profanity-filled speech at the march, in which she said, "Yes, I'm angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair." Madonna went on to clarify and defend her remarks, according to The Associated Press, saying that she doesn't promote violence, and people should listen to her speech "in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context."