Madonna is more than used to being judged on her public image, but there are certain red lines she won’t let cross.
Since last Sunday, the 64-year-old singer has been criticized and ridiculed after her appearance at the Grammy gala for the “new face” that many say she debuted for the occasion.
Madonna believes that this harassment is further evidence of the discrimination that artists face due to their age and the “misogyny that permeates the world in which we live.”
“We live in a world that refuses to celebrate women over 45 and feels the need to punish them if they continue to be strong-willed, hard-working and adventurous,” she lamented on Instagram.
The worst thing about this situation is that the comments about his face have eclipsed the message he wanted to send when he presented the performance of Sam Smith and Kim Petras at the gala to perform their single ‘Unholy’, for which they won the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Although it is not the most important thing in this scenario, the queen of pop has stressed that the images of her passing through the event that have gone viral were taken close-up with a long-lens camera that would distort anyone’s features.
Madonna has ended her message on a note of defiance, promising that she will continue to “stand up to the patriarchy” with her “subversive behavior” for as long as she decides to enjoy life to the fullest.