Pop star Madonna has been accused of trafficking and sexually exploiting Malawian children by the Ethiopian World Federation – a charity that aims to “correct abuses, relieve oppression” of Ethiopians.
The EWF is “a civic service organization that pushes policies and advocates to change the laws that harm all Black People,” as it states on its website.
Madonna adopted four children from Malawi before founding a charity in 2006 called Raising Malawi – a non-profit group that aims to support vulnerable children and orphans through health and education programs.
The EWF demanded that Malawian President Lazarus Chakwara investigate Madonna’s charity and “restrict her and her associates accessibility to Africa and to African children as a precautionary measure until a thorough investigation is done into child trafficking, sex exploitation, sexual slavery, adoption reversal, threat of coercion, fraud, deception and abuse of power or vulnerability.”
The EWF’s petition notes Madonna’s 1992 book titled Sex, which features sadomasochism and softcore porn.
The EWF’s petition writes: “Gay porn stars were photographed in pornographic pictures with Madonna performing vulgar sex acts with the same sex, which should have been disclosed during her adoption case in 2006 in Lilongwe, Malawi.”
Pornographic content and LGBTQ conduct are punishable by law in Malawi.
“Madonna had to sign a contract that forbade the book from including images of child pornography, bestiality, or religious imagery. Shortly after signing that agreement, Madonna founded a company called Maverick, a partnership with Time Warner.”
“She now holds total artistic control over any work released by Maverick, who is now the book’s publisher. The agreement she signed with Time Warner with the sexually explicit content in the book Sex was null and void,” the petition adds.
The petition argues that the “psychology” behind Madonna’s ability to “release child pornography, religious imagery, bestiality and vulgar pornography has prompted her to open an orphanage in Malawi named ‘Raising Malawi’ in 2006 to host social experiments on vulnerable African children in Malawi.”
The group also accuses Madonna of using her Malawian adopted son, David Banda, “for sexual exploitation and social experiments.”
The petition cites photographs of David wearing women’s clothes, makeup, and jewelry.
The charity also accuses Madonna of falsely claiming David’s dad was absent when she applied for his adoption.
As Evie Magazine notes:
Madonna adopted more kids from Malawi after David – in 2009, after battling in court, the singer was finally approved to adopt Mercy James. She adopted a set of twins, Estere and Stella, in 2017. The plea further states, “We firmly believe that Malawi has been robbed of its most precious resource – its children,” it continues, “In 2013, the country accused Madonna of ‘bullying’ state officials and making diva demands – and of citing her Raising Malawi charity as the reason for doing so.”
This is not the first time Madonna has been accused of child trafficking.
As the outlet continues:
In 2009, Madonna was accused of child trafficking when the Malawi court rejected her bid to adopt a second child. In her ruling, Judge Esimie Chombo warned people against celebrity adoptions, stating that they could lead to child trafficking. “Anyone could come to Malawi and quickly arrange for an adoption that might have grave consequences on the very children that the law seeks to protect,” she said. The court eventually ruled in favor of Madonna after she filed an appeal in 2009.
Madonna was also accused of “acting behind authorities” by Malawi’s Ministry of Education spokeswoman after the singer announced she was planning to build schools in the country to educate at least 1,000 kids a year.
“Now she decides to announce that she plans to build 10 schools without getting authority from us again,” Lindiwe said.