Courtesy of E! Online
Madonna has had enough of the Boy Scouts of America and their gay ban.
The superstar singer dressed up in a Cub Scout uniform to present Anderson Cooperwith the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Awards Sunday evening in New York City, and snubbed the scouts organization, also addressing homophobia and bullying in her nearly 12-minute long speech.
“I wanted to be a Boy Scout, but they wouldn’t let me join,” Madonna joked. “I think that’s f–ked up. I can build a fire. I know how to pitch a tent. I have a very good sense of direction. I can rescue kittens from trees.”
“I want to do good for the community,” Madonna continued. “Most importantly I know how to scout for boys. So, I think I should be allowed to be a Boy Scout and they should change their stupid rules.
When the 52-year-old pop star finished her rant, she presented Cooper with his award, saying he has the most “beautiful blue eyes” she had ever seen.
“You are a bad a– mother f—ker,” Madonna went on. “You are brave and the world needs more people like you.”
Madonna gave Cooper a big kiss when he took the stage, calling him a “gorgeous” freedom fighter.
The Vito Russo Award is presented to one openly LGBT media professional each year who has made a difference promoting equality for the LGBT community.