Madonna took to social media on Tuesday to call out the internet’s strong backlash to her “unrecognizable” face at the 2023 Grammys.
The singer, 64, explained that she was delighted to introduce Sam Smith and Kim Petras (who became the first transgender woman to perform at the awards show and win a Grammy) ahead of their “performance historical” for “Unholy” but instead people chose to focus on his looks.
The Material Girl explained: “Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech, which was to say thank you for the fearlessness of artists like Sam and Kim, a lot of people chose to just talk about photos. close-up of me taken with a long-lens camera By a press photographer who would distort anyone’s face!”
“Once again I am caught up in the glare of ageism and misogyny that pervades the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate the passing of women [sic] the age of 45 and feels the need to punish her if she continues to be willful, hardworking and adventurous.
Madonna went on to say that she “never apologized for any of the creative choices” she made or her appearance or clothes – and she won’t start now.
“I have been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career but I understand that this is all just a test and I am happy to pioneer so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come,” she continued before quoting Beyoncé’s “BREAK MY SOUL.”
The controversial singer told her fans that she “looks forward to many years of subversive behavior – pushing the boundaries – standing up to the patriarchy – and most importantly enjoying my life”.
Alongside her shameless rant, Madonna shared a behind-the-scenes look at her Grammys shenanigans, including making rude gestures with Sam Smith, posing with Cardi B and showing off her lacy bra. She even kissed songwriter Jozzy.
Her post comes after fans expressed concern for the singer when they could barely recognize her at the Grammys.
However, a source told the Post that Madonna’s shocking appearance stems from the singer’s desire to look like her 2000s prime – but in trying to stop aging she makes herself almost unrecognizable.