Madonna fans vented their anger after the singer ended a special intimate show at Paris Olympia after just 45 minutes.
Madonna said she had “a special affinity with France” as she opened the last minute concert, but drew boos from many disappointed fans.
Some had camped outside the Olympia club since Wednesday in anticipation of the show.
The 2,000 tickets sold out in minutes, with fans paying between $125-$320 and some changing hands for up to $1,600.
Madonna was also criticized for talking about politics instead of singing, after revealing she had a message for France’s extreme right-wing leader Marine Le Pen.
France’s National Front is threatening to sue the star for using an image of Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed on her forehead at a concert earlier this month.
Madonna fans vented their anger after the singer ended a special intimate show at Paris Olympia after just 45 minutes
“I know that I have made a certain Marine Le Pen very angry with me,” Madonna told fans.
“It’s not my intention to make enemies. It’s my intention to promote tolerance,” she continued.
Afterwards 33-year-old Guillaume Delaval complained: “She spoke for 15 minutes about tolerance, it’s not the UN here.”
Paris resident Allain Zambrana, 26, from Nicaragua, said he wanted to ask for his money back.
“I felt very frustrated because I camped out on the streets and then the show just ends like that.”
Several fans cried “refund!” as they realized Madonna had left the stage for good, with some audience members taking to Twitter to complain.
“We are singing <<shame on you>>,” explained Pierre from Belgium.
“Because she says she loves her fans but then she does this.”
Dutch fan Ellis Van Zoen, 22, agreed the show was “very short”, but added: “I’m torn – I thought it was a fantastic show and it was special. I don’t want to see fans yelling at her but I can understand why.”
Madonna also offered veiled criticism of the party’s anti-immigrant stance, as she paid homage to a France which she said had once “opened its arms to minorities”.
“We are entering some very scary times in the world,” she told the crowd.
“People are afraid, and what happens when people are afraid? They say <<get out! You’re the reason. You’re the problem. You’re to blame>>.”
Madonna, 53, who performed in an array of outfits including a black leather pencil skirt and French beret, also paid tribute to several French artists.
The event was also streamed live on YouTube, where separate footage showed fans chanting and booing while throwing empty bottles and cups onto the stage after the singer had left.
Madonna is due to perform in France again on 21 August, in Nice.
Madonna has spoken about an image used during her current MDNA tour which showed a swastika imposed onto the face of French politician Marine Le Pen.
The controversial symbol was included in a video accompanying the song Nobody Knows Me, as she performed in Paris.
It showed the face of Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front party, with a swastika on her forehead.
Interviewed for a Brazilian TV channel, Madonna said all images used were chosen “purposefully”.
“That film that was created is about the intolerance that we human beings have for one another and how much we judge people before knowing them,” she said.
Madonna has spoken about an image used during her current MDNA tour which showed a swastika imposed onto the face of French politician Marine Le Pen
France’s National Front party (FN) said it planned to sue the US singer following the use of the image at her concert in the Stade de France on 14 July.
The video had already appeared earlier in Madonna’s 30-nation MDNA world tour, sparking a warning from Marine Le Pen that she was considering legal action.
FN vice-president Florian Philippot said the party could not accept “such an odious comparison”.
But Madonna refused to edit the video and, speaking before her concert in Brazil, the singer said “all images in the video were chosen purposefully”.
“There seems to be a growing intolerance around the world. In Greece, France, everywhere people are trying to kick out all the immigrants, make people cover up and not show what their religious affiliation is.”
“Think about what’s going on in Russia towards the gay community,” she said.
“I’m calling attention to that intolerance and asking people to pay attention, to wake up to see how we are just creating more chaos in the world.”
Displaying the swastika image has not been the only controversy on Madonna’s MDNA tour.
During her show in Edinburgh on 21 July, Madonna defied warnings not to brandish a gun during her performance following the recent shootings at a cinema screening of Batman in Colorado.
Madonna said she believed it is an artist’s responsibility to call attention to world events “and to help bring people together”.
“Art is there to track what’s going on in the world, to make social commentary,” she said.
Last night hundreds of die-hard Madonna fans abandoned their Queen of Pop by marching out of London’s Hyde Park during her MDNA concert – some branding it the worst they had ever seen.
Even a sexy striptease on stage left fans cold- one simply stated: “When Madonna has concerts in her 50s where she strips herself on stage, you know her career is as dead as myspace.”
Many fans decided they did not want to stick around to watch the finale as of the poor sound quality, terrible weather and Madonna’s failure to perform more of her classic hits.
One reviewer even said at one point Madonna screamed: “We love you Poland,” which if it was a joke fell flat on an already less than enthusiastic audience.
Others said a 10:30 p.m. curfew imposed by Westminster Council meant Madonna was forced to start her performance early, in broad daylight, which meant the elaborate staging was lost to some of the audience.
Earlier her management admitted it had failed to sell all the tickets for the concert – Madonna’s first in England for four years.
It is believed some fans were put off by the £77 ($120) for the open air show.
Madonna failed to impress many fans at the Hyde Park MDNA concert
A number of fans later complained on Twitter about the show. One user, Courtney, tweeted: “Worst gig I have ever seen.”
Dawn Gracie wrote: “Madonna left early,” adding later: “I mourn those vintage Madonna days … where potty mouth and violent imagery wasn’t necessary. Just good vibes and great music!”
Claire Whitaker said : “When Madonna has concerts in her 50s where she strips herself on stage, you know her career is as dead as myspace.”
Kylie Minogue, George Michael, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and U2 star Adam Clayton were among celebrities seen watching the show – which finished just moments before the 10:30 p.m. curfew imposed by Westminster Council.
Her sexy strip took place while she sang Like A Virgin in front of the 50,000-strong crowd.
Madonna, 53, peeled off her clothing to reveal a sheer bra and black lacy thong, which she wore under fishnet tights.
Her toyboy boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, who was on stage as a backing dancer, then helped to fasten a corset around her.
The singer told the audience: “I like to live dangerously.”
Madonna also introduced her 11-year-old son Rocco, who joined her as a dancer during the gig.
As well as performing hits like Papa Don’t Preach, Hung Up and Vogue, she also showcased tracks from her latest album MDNA.
She made a dig at pop rival Lady Gaga by incorporating her track Born This Way during a rendition of Express Yourself.
Not all fans were disappointed. TV and radio presenter Toby Anstis tweeted : “I can definitely say, that was THE best live show I have ever seen! Mesmerising from start to finish! Amaaaazin!”