Madonna, the legendary singer, has expressed her frustration with the ongoing criticism of her appearance, rather than her contributions to the music industry.
At the 65th Grammy Awards, Madonna introduced Sam Smith and Kim Petras on stage, where the duo won the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
However, despite her efforts to celebrate the fearless artists, many people focused on her appearance, leaving negative comments on social media.
One person wrote, “Sad what Madonna’s done to herself because she looks like she’s wearing a prosthetic mask or Halloween false face.” Another commented, “I really wish Madonna never touched her face. There really was no reason. She was going to age beautifully. She’s always been beautiful.” A third said, “Was that the Madame Tussauds Madonna? Her face looks waxy.”
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In response to these criticisms, Madonna took to Instagram to call out the larger issue of ageism and misogyny in society.
She pointed out that the world refuses to celebrate women over the age of 45, and instead, punishes them for being strong-willed, hard-working, and adventurous.
Madonna wrote, “Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in.”
She added, “I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I have made nor the way that I look or dress, and I’m not going to start. I have been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career, but I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come.”
In her message, Madonna quoted Beyoncé, “You-won’t break my soul,” and ended her post with the lyrics, “Bow down b***hes.”
The singer emphasized that she would continue to push boundaries, stand up to the patriarchy, and enjoy her life for many more years to come.
Madonna’s message serves as a reminder that women should be celebrated for their contributions to society, rather than criticized for their appearance. Society should focus on empowering and uplifting women, rather than perpetuating negative stereotypes and biases.