Singer accused of using terrorist attack to promote new album

With the recent terrorist attacks in Paris leaving the world on edge, singer Madonna has attracted criticism online for an badly thought out post relating to the violence.

Controversy was sparked when Madonna shared a post with the "Je Suis Charlie" slogan that has been doing the rounds online.

Millions have uploaded the black-and-white image as a tribute to the employees of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo who were killed in Paris on Wednesday – but it was the caption Madonna chose to write that angered followers.

The singer shared the post with the words, "These are very scary times we are living in. Ignorance breeds Intolerance and fear. We can only fight darkness with light! We are all Charlie! #revolutionoflove ❤️ #rebelhearts"

Commenters were quick to slam the singer for peppering her post with promotional hashtags for her album, Rebel Heart, which features a single called Revolution of Love. One follower said, "stop using a really sad news to promote your disks!!!!" while another called her "ignorant."

This isn't the first time the singer has courted controversy while promoting her new music – just last week many followers were left shocked when she posted images of Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr with their faces covered in black string as her own is on the Rebel Heart album cover:

Maybe stick to the singing for now, Madge!