The Scottish musician called Madonna a “total prostitute” for performing at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel tonight – saying she’d do “anything for money”.
Bobby Gillespie, 56, made the comments while on BBC’s Newsnight yesterday.
He said: “Madonna would do anything for money you know, she’s a total prostitute. And I’ve got nothing against prostitutes.
“…I think the whole thing is set up to normalise the State of Israel and its disgraceful treatment of the Palestinian people.
“Madonna would do anything for money”
“By going to perform in Israel what you do is you normalise that.”
He continued: “Primal Scream would never perform in Israel.
“I think Madonna is just desperate for publicity, desperate for the money. They pay very, very well.”
Earlier this week, Madonna appeared to respond to those critical of Israel hosting the contest and her participation in it.
In a statement, the 60-year-old star said: “I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda, nor will I stop speaking out against violations of human rights wherever in the world they may be.
“My heart breaks every time I hear about the innocent lives that are lost in this region and the violence that is so often perpetuated to suit the political goals of people who benefit from this ancient conflict.
“I hope and pray that we will soon break free from this terrible cycle of destruction and create a new path towards peace.”
The decision to hold Eurovision in Israel is not a popular one with critics of the country’s policies towards Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza.
The Eurovision Song Contest will air on BBC1 from 8pm, fronted by Graham Norton.