Following her performance at the 2023 Grammy Awards, Madonna’s appearance has become the subject of critical debate. “Hardly recognizable” is one of the harmless comments. Now the singer expresses herself.
“Madonna kind of looks like this singer who sang Vogue and other songs,” writes a Twitter user after the 64-year-old’s Grammy performance, and many others agree. “Madonna needs to stop plastic surgery and embrace the aging process. She’s almost unrecognizable from this point on,” “Gosh, what has Madonna done to herself? #GRAMMYs” or “Madonna looks ‘refreshed’ lol…”
Of course, the comments about Madonna’s round face – this phenomenon is also called “puffy face” – did not leave the singer untouched. Now taking to Instagram, she complained that some people would rather gossip about her face than talk about Kim Petras, the first trans person to win a Grammy.
“Rather than focus on what I said in my speech, which was about thanking artists like Sam and Kim for being fearless, a lot of people chose to just talk about close-ups of me. Taken by a press photographer with a long lens camera that would distort any face!’
Madonna sees herself in the media spotlight: “Once again, I’ve been targeted by the ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in.” She continued, stating that she will not apologize for “any of the creative choices I’ve made, nor the way I look or dress, nor will I begin to do so.”
Madonna advocates for women over the age of 45
The 64-year-old singer sees a major problem in society in how women are perceived from mid-life: “A world that refuses to celebrate women who are over 45 and feels the need to punish them , if they continue to be strong-willed, hard-working and adventurous”.
Madonna, who is known for controversial appearances and outfits, describes her strength with a Beyoncé quote: “You won’t break my soul” – “You won’t break my soul” and adds: “The world is made by my power and my Endurance threatened. By my intelligence and my will to survive. But they will never break me. That’s the whole test.” Madonna plans to celebrate her 40th year in the music business with an upcoming world tour called The Celebration. The tour is scheduled to begin in North America in late July this year and will cover 35 cities.
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