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Madonna hates hydrangeas

Singer and director Madonna arrives for the screening of "W.E." at the 68th Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1, 2011, in Venice, Italy. The film is being presented out of competition at the festival. Pictures: Venice Film Festival 2011
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Madonna at the 68th Venice Film Festival, Sept. 1, 2011, in Venice, Italy.
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(CBS) An open microphone picked up Madonna saying "I absolutely loathe hydrangeas" after a fan gave her one at the Venice Film Festival.

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In a video that's gone viral, the fan wishes Madonna luck. She accepts the flower, smiling, then moves it off camera. Then the microphone in front of her picks up the remark.

She adds a moment later, "He obviously doesn't know that."

As of this writing, the video has nearly 1.5 million hits on YouTube with about 1,100 dislikes and 615 likes.

"She's entitled to like any flower she wants and she didn't want to hurt the feeling of the hydrangeas of the world," said a representative of Madonna's, according to CNN. "No disrespect to the hydrangeas lovers of the world but she prefers different types of flowers."

So that happened. Here's the video.