Madonna is now reacting to going viral on Sunday because people were shocked at her appearance.
During the Grammys, the 64-year-old pop icon introduced Kim Petras and Sam Smith before their now controversial “Unholy” performance.
MADONNA’s speech #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/J6zJ2jrpuO
— Luciana (@lubartu) February 6, 2023
Fans immediately began making comments about Madonna’s appearance.
#GRAMMYs I really wish Madonna never touched her face. There really was no reason. She was going to age beautifully. She's always been beautiful. #Stopplayingwithyallface #Grammys2023 #Madonna pic.twitter.com/hchZ2TC3jl
— whataboutpromblane (@whataboutpromb1) February 6, 2023
Good morning to everyone except the doctor(s) who did this to Madonna… Halloween is in October! #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/vDHTm8vDGi
— laire (@laire) February 6, 2023
On Tuesday, Madonna took to Instagram to fire back at all the people making fun of her appearance.
“Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech which was about giving thanks for the fearlessness of artists like Sam and Kim- Many people chose to only talk about Close-up photos of me Taken with a long lens camera By a press photographer that Would distort anyone’s face!!
Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny That permeates the world we live in.
A world that refuses to celebrate women pass the age of 45 And feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong willed, hard-working and adventurous.
I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I have made nor the way that I look or dress and I’m not going to start. I have been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career but I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come.
In the words of Beyonce “ You-won’t break my soul”,
I look forward to many more years of subversive behavior -pushing boundaries-Standing up to the patriarchy -and Most of all enjoying my life.”
Update: Madonna shared this post on Twitter saying people won’t break her with their comments.
The world is threatened by my power and my stamina. My intelligence and my will to survive.
But they will never break me
this is all the test. pic.twitter.com/XvcaaG0Rrs
— Madonna (@Madonna) February 7, 2023