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New festival, new Madonna offense?

Madonna arrives at
Madonna arrives atJason Merritt / Getty Images

First, it was just a hydrangea at the Venice Film Festival that Madonna found to be offensive. Now, it looks like she's turning volunteers at the Toronto International Film Festival into shrinking violets.

According to a report in the Globe and Mail, the Material Girl, who is promoting her film "W.E.," requested that volunteers turn to face a wall during her arrival backstage. "Eight of those volunteers were asked to turn their faces to a wall so that they would not look at the pop-star-turned-movie-director as she made her way to her news conference about the film.

Stay tuned to see if Madonna give the fans the faux-pology treatment the hydrangea received.

Update, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. PT:  The Hollywood Reporter is on the case and says a private security firm may have requested the volunteers turn away.

"We are still trying to figure out who and why anyone would ask the volunteers to turn away from Madonna. She has never and would never ask anyone to do that ever,” Madonna's rep Liz Rosenberg said, according to a Toronto Sun newspaper report Wednesday.