Scotland politics

Madonna topless photos criticised during a debate at Holyrood

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Image caption Madonna drew criticism as politicians debated violence against women in parliament

Pop star Madonna has been criticised for doing a "disservice to women" during a Scottish Parliament debate on violence against women.

Labour MSP Elaine Murray said the behaviour of the singer should be "condemned", after she posed topless for a raunchy magazine shoot.

She described the 56-year-old star as a "silly exhibitionist".

Ms Murray's comments came as MSPs from all parties united to condemn violence against women.

During a debate in parliament, the Labour politician hit out at "that silly exhibitionist Madonna, who apparently is taking her breasts out for photographers".

She added: "She does a total disservice to women by continuing to collude with that objectification of women.

"That sort of behaviour needs to be condemned because it is doing women no good whatsoever."

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