Madonna bashes her hometown of Rochester

Madonna speaks out about Rochester on Howard Stern. The material girl called people in her hometown, "basic, provincial-thinking people."

Yes Rochester, Madonna is talking about you.

"Oh my gosh!"

"This is where she was from, I don't know why she'd say something like that." 

That sums up the reaction we got in Rochester to Madonna's biting remarks about her hometown.

"I always felt like an outsider growing up." said Madonna.

The comments came during an interview with Howard Stern and Robin Quivers where she recalled moving from a more diverse Pontiac to a nearly all white Rochester.

Howard Stern: "Did you feel out of place in a white community?" Madonna: "Yes I did." 

Then came her teen years at Rochester Adams High School where she was the poor girl surrounded by rich kids.

"I felt like they were members of country clubs and they had manicures and they wore nice clothes and I didn't fit in. I felt like a country bumpkin," said Madonna.

Wait, there's more. Just listen to this exchange after Madonna confessed she was raped shortly after moving to New York.

Robin Givens: "What kept you in New York after all those bad things happening?" Stern: "I wouldn't stay after that, I would just go home." Madonna: "Have you ever been to Rochester, Michigan?" 

Now the backlash.

"It's crazy, she's really forgotten her roots."

"I actually went to high school with her brother, so I'm very disappointed to hear that."

"How dare you say anything negative about where your from. Maybe you should be thankful that you got to be from Michigan and be thankful for the things that you have. Maybe you should do more if you have the means to do it, instead of sitting there and talking to Howard Stern poorly about where you came from." 
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