Madonna Fights Ageism As She Struts Fashionably In Yet Another Video Showing Off Her Looks

Controversy is nothing new for Madonna. The pop queen has endured a barrage of criticism from the media throughout the course of her four-decade career, including scorn, contempt, condemnation, and disparagement of everything from her dancing and wardrobe choices to her conduct on talk shows. The "Material Girl" consistently appeared to come out on top despite the criticism. But in February 2023, when she took the stage at an awards ceremony, more than just the media were talking about her physical looks.

a pop icon Throughout her career, Madonna has always defied expectations and broken through barriers. She excels as a performer, entertainer, actor, and pop culture star in addition to being a gifted vocalist. Madonna has produced a ton of successes, which have helped to shape pop music and earn her the title of "Queen of Pop."

On August 16, 1958, Madonna Louise Ciccone, the legend, was born. The budding artist, who was born in Michigan, relocated to New York City in the late 1970s to pursue a dance career before eventually achieving fame as a solo vocalist. The diva had many No. 1 songs in the '80s, including "Like a Prayer," "Papa Don't Preach," and "Like a Virgin." Later, even more hit songs she released helped to sustain her prominence.

Beginning in 2022, Madonna has consistently faced criticism about her image. Due to her aesthetic changes over the years, the 64-year-old singer has been branded "unrecognizable" by many of his admirers and online users.

Nevertheless, despite the criticism, Madonna didn't seem to be bothered by it, as seen by the videos she frequently shares on her Instagram account.

Madonna made an appearance on stage at the Californian 65th Annual Grammy Awards on February 5, 2023, to introduce Sam Smith and Kim Petras before their rendition of "Unholy." Madonna brought up her own contentious past in her opening.

"If they call you shocking, scandalous, problematic, provocative, or dangerous, you are definitely onto something," she remarked. "I'm here to express my gratitude to all the rebels who are out there blazing a new trail and taking the heat for it all. All of you troublemakers out there need to understand that it is not overlooked when you act without fear.

People on the internet, however, joked about Madonna's looks rather than her passionate speech because of what they assumed was her obsessive attempt to seem youthful through cosmetic treatments, which led to an unwanted makeover instead. They complained on social media about how unlike the "Holiday" singer's visage, which was devoid of wrinkles and had puffed-up cheeks, appeared.

Madonna responded to the criticism by posting a statement on Instagram.

She explained the negative feedback by saying that she had been "caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in." a society that feels the need to penalize her if she continues to be a strong-willed, diligent, and adventurous woman after the age of 45.

"I've never apologised for any of my artistic decisions, not for how I dress or appear, and I'm not going to now. I have been treated poorly by the media since the beginning of my career, but I realize that this is all a test, and I am pleased to pave the way for all the women who will follow me in the future.

Despite the latest controversy, Madonna has criticized the media on several occasions. In a 2019 interview with Dazed, she bemoaned the fact that social media is "made to make you feel bad."

You become fixated on evaluating yourself against others. People are really slaves to gaining others' praise.

The actor was open about the issue of ageism in Hollywood in a 2019 Vogue profile:

"People have always tried to quiet me for one reason or another, whether it's because I'm not young enough, skilled enough, attractive enough, talented enough to sing, or married enough. So they simply keep looking for something to pin their disagreement about my existence on. I am currently battling ageism and receiving criticism for reaching 60.

Madonna seems unconcerned by the criticism she consistently gets everytime she uploads a new image or video to her Instagram account.

Madonna teased the release of further dates for her eagerly awaited 40th anniversary tour in one of her most recent uploads on March 10, 2023, in which she strutted stylishly.

Madonna glowed in a black corset in the bustier style that highlighted her cleavage. She completed the ensemble with some black gloves, a futuristic pair of sunglasses, and a black jacket with broad lapels. However, the white tulle dress she wore with ease sticks out the most. Her corset was covered in swear words, reflecting her tenacious spirit.

The Queen Remix of Beyonce's "Break My Soul" played in the background while the pop diva walked around like a fashion model. The brief video clip included the section of the song when Beyonce alludes to Madonna's classic smash song "Vogue."

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