Pop star Madonna has long supported LGBT causes, even before it was fashionable. She won’t be appearing at this year’s Prague Pride week, which started Monday with a concert featuring Conchita Wurst and a dedication by the US ambassador and culminates Saturday in a large parade across the city.
But she did at least give the event a shoutout over Facebook: “Happy Pride week Prague! Keep on fighting the good fight. Be free, be proud but most of all, be yourself! #WeGoHardOrWeGoHome — Madonna”
The post appeared on her official verified Facebook page late Tuesday night.
By mid-afternoon on Wednesday the post had close to 450 likes, 75 shares and more than 30 comments.
Most people expressed thanks in English or Czech, and promised to see her in Prague when she comes for two shows at O2 Arena on Nov. 7 and 8. A second show was added due to high ticket demand.
She is promoting her latest album, Rebel Heart.
Prague is the second city on the European leg of her tour.
This won’t be her first Prague concert, although she was late to come to the city for the first time as she avoided it due to its onetime reputation for music piracy in the years after the Velvet Revolution.
She still holds the record for crowd size at Prague’s O2 Arena. In 2006, her Confessions tour was attended by 18,628 spectators. Tickets sold so fast for the first show that a second date was added for that show as well. O2 Arena was then called Sazka Arena.