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QUOTED: Madonna on public masturbation and how she loves the formerly fascist state of Toronto


“I’m not going to be masturbating during my workout tonight, or simulating masturbation, so I guess it’s cool. Yeah.”
Madonna personally lead a troupe of select gym-goers through a racy—but not criminally indecent—dancercize routine at the grand opening of Hard Candy Fitness, her new upscale gym in the massive Aura condos at Yonge and Gerrard. Back in 1991, Toronto cops allegedly threatened to arrest Madge for grabbing her crotch on stage during her Truth or Dare tour. (Madonna refused to capitulate to the “fascist state of Toronto,” and nothing ever came of the threats.) Her attitude toward the city seems to have mellowed since then. While sashaying down the red carpet in fishnets and a black bustier suit from Canadian designers DSquared2, she paused to share her love for the city that snubbed her two decades go. “I think Toronto finally learned to accept me,” she told reporters for the Toronto Star. “I love Toronto.”

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