Madonna Slams Ageist Critics Who Shamed Her Grammys Look

Madonna has a message for the haters. The singer clapped again at critics who shamed her seems in the course of the 2023 Grammys.

In a prolonged message shared through Instagram on Tuesday, February 7, Madonna, 64, opened up about introducing Sam Smith and Kim Petras forward of their efficiency and shared that she was disillusioned that the second was tainted by trolls who spewed ageist rhetoric on-line. 

“It was an honor for me to introduce Kim Petras and Sam Smith on the Grammys,” the “Hung Up” artist started. “I wished to provide the final award, which was Album of the Yr, however I assumed it was extra essential that I current the primary trans lady performing on the Grammys — a historical past making second. And on prime of that, she received a Grammy!!” Petras, 30, made historical past when she and Smith, 30, took residence the award for Greatest Pop Duo/Group Efficiency for his or her hit “Unholy.” The victory made Petras the primary transgender lady to obtain the distinction. 

“As an alternative of specializing in what I mentioned in my speech, which was about giving thanks for the fearlessness of artists like Sam and Kim, many individuals selected to solely speak about close-up pictures of me taken with a protracted lens digital camera … that might distort anybody’s face,” Madonna continued in her social media publish. 

The “Materials Woman” singer mentioned in that second she felt she was “caught within the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we dwell in.” Madonna shamed critics for refusing to “have fun ladies previous the age of 45” and people who really feel “the necessity to punish her if she continues to be strong-willed, hardworking and adventurous.” 

The Michigan native doubled down, asserting, “I’ve by no means apologized for any of the artistic decisions I’ve made nor the way in which that I look or gown and I’m not going to begin.” 

She continued: “I’ve been degraded by media for the reason that starting of my profession however I perceive that that is all a check and I’m glad to do the trailblazing so that each one the ladies behind me can have a better time within the years to come back. Within the phrases of Beyoncé, ‘You received’t break my soul.’” 

Madonna ended her assertion by telling her followers that she seems ahead to “many extra years of subversive conduct, pushing boundaries, standing as much as the patriarchy and most of all having fun with my life.” She added: “Bow down bitches!” 

By way of the years, Madonna has been accused of altering her physique and face with cosmetic surgery. In 2019, she slammed claims that she received butt implants. “Desperately looking for nobody’s approval … Entitled to free company over my physique like everybody else,” the hitmaker wrote through Instagram on the time.