In terms of looks, it seems that the pop queen Madonna can never win
On Sunday night, Madonna appeared at the Grammy Awards in an oversized black suit, platinum blonde bleached eyebrows and plump, smooth cheeks.
someone has lost it.
Here is a sample response from Twitter: “Looks like she got a face transplant”; “Madonna Receives ‘New Face’ Award at the 2023 Grammy Awards!”; “Not the Madonna I remember.”
By Monday morning, multiple news outlets had called Madonna “unrecognizable” and were busy phoning plastic surgeons to ask for their opinion on a woman they’ve never really been. treatment.
It’s no surprise that the reaction is outright critical of the 64-year-old pop icon – Madonna has long been a punching bag for the obvious charges of not being young, openly expressing her gender and looking good. not like half a century ago. before she first became famous.
This is not exaggeration.
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In 1993, a Smash The magazine spread the words “Grandma calm down!” on a photo of musicians performing at Wembley Stadium.
She was 35 years old then.
This treatment has continued, ad nauseam, through every stage of Madonna’s career.
In the 2000s, she was criticized for her arms, with American gossip website TMZ describing them as “veined corpse arms”.
In another post, they were dubbed ‘terrible muscular arms’ [that] appears to have been put together with the bones of a dead cow.”
In the music video for her 2006 song So sorryShe rollerblades with a group of young and dashing male dancers.
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More pictures from the song’s original album, her disco comeback Confessions on the dance floorshows Madonna, then 47, in a high-rise leotard, rolling around in a dance studio and meeting objectively ripped-off dancers in the alleys.
This isn’t particularly exciting for an age of music videos, but she’s still berated as “too old” for such images.
By 2016, criticism of Madonna’s appearance had turned to her hands, which the tabloids deemed too “ribbed” and “wrinkled”.
Madonna is still a working artist still interested in pushing the boundaries of sound and working with new vocalists. And what if she still does it while crawling on the floor
It seems like weeks go by without Madonna being mocked or abused for her looks.
Earlier this month, TV presenter Lorraine Kelly roughly compared the star’s face to a “boiled egg”, while Piers Morgan – who has always had a very strange disgust for Madonna – declared that she would become “the worst, grotesque shame in the world”. world entertainment history”.
Saying extremely bad things about her in public has long been accepted, with very few celebrities ever defending her.
In the end, it seems that we like older women with no individuality or self-determination, while denying their right to be wild, unpredictable, or take risks.
The women who refused, as Madonna always did, sat down and remained silent.
That’s why critics like Morgan are constantly angry at Madonna’s expressive presence on social media, or describe her modern work as tense or calculating rather than open. her interests are naturally wide: she has recently experimented with musical genres such as rap and Cape Verdean batuque, while her latest single Back That Up to the Beat was released at a rapid pace to maximize TikTok appeal.
It has spread.
She also continues to work with younger artists, most recently Dominican bisexual rap artist Tokischa, who is 38 years her junior.
What stands out about Madonna’s boxing match with the age-appropriate standards of sexual expression is that she was one of the first pop icons to age out in front of us openly.
While many famous singers may have retreated to a quiet life or live off re-releasing old hits – many of her most culture-changing peers, such as Prince, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston have also long gone – Madonna remains a working artist still interested in pushing the boundaries of sound and working with new voices. And what if she still did it while crawling on the floor.
In true Madge style, the female musician seems unfazed by the criticisms aimed at her.
in one New York Times In an interview published in 2019, she thinks that journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis is too focused on the concept of age.
“Stop thinking about it,” she told her.
“Just live your life and don’t be swayed by society trying to make you feel about your age or what you have to do.”
To the chagrin of Madonna’s critics, this has always been her approach: stubborn, tough, never falling in the public eye.
In response to criticism of her Instagram presence, Madonna compared it to a “crime”: “You can’t win [as an older woman] – a donkey [photograph] will get you more followers but it will also get you more detractors and criticism. You are in that funny place.
But she’s also been in that ‘funny place’ for most of her career – a bra-wearing 35-year-old dubbed ‘grandmother’, now a 64-year-old dubbed ‘the egg’ boil”.
Through all that criticism, she shrugged. Good for her.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/when-it-comes-to-her-appearance-it-seems-pops-queen-of-reinvention-madonna-can-never-win-42333326.html In terms of looks, it seems that the pop queen Madonna can never win