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  Madonna pulls new video because of war
Updated 01 April 2003, 17.31
Madonna in her video that was withdrawn
Madonna's decided she doesn't want you see her new video.

The video for her new single, American Life, was pulled just hours after being released on Monday night because it showed the horror of war.

Madonna in her video that was withdrawn
In a statement Madonna explained why: "It was filmed before the war started and I do not believe it is appropriate to air it at this time."

Some people don't understand why Madonna released the video knowing it might upset some people.

Jenny Frost from Atomic Kitten said: "She's obviously got her own personal reasons - I don't understand why she'd put it out and then pull it - but it's her own personal choice."

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Chris Cowey
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And Top of The Pops executive producer Chris Cowey said: "I wouldn't be surprised if she made the video just knowing that it would get pulled," said Chris.

But HMV spokesperson Gennaro Castaldo said he thought Madonna may have been making an anti-war statement:

"I think we have to accept that it is an anti-war statement. Madonna's passionate about a whole range of issues," said Gennaro.

Stations like Radio 1 have also dropped songs that could upset people while there's fighting taking place.

And singer Kelly Rowland has postponed her UK tour dates because she's worried about travelling during the conflict.

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