Madonna Ripped Critics Who Made Fun Of Her Face

Chukwudi Onyewuchi
Madonna giving a speech at the Grammys
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A few days ago, American singer and songwriter Madonna left fans shocked when she appeared on stage with a new look at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. The songstress' unrecognizable features subjected her to much criticism from fans. Madonna fired back at the critics in a social media post. Find out more.

Madonna Took To Instagram 

On Tuesday, Madonna was up in arms as she responded to criticisms of her appearance at the Grammy Awards. The icon took to her Instagram page to share a fun video of herself rubbing shoulders with stars at the Grammys, including Sam Smith and Cardi B.

Madonna Pens A Lengthy Caption 

However, in the caption, Madonna penned a lengthy message addressing the unkind words. The music legend began by noting that rather than focusing on her lovely speech at the Grammys, which applauded the fearlessness of artists, people chose to talk about close-up photos of her.

Madonna Explained The Reason For Her Puffier Face 

Madonna went ahead to comment on the pictures, explaining that they were taken by a long lens camera, causing her face to be distorted and making it look rounded and puffier than it actually was.

Madonna Said 'The World Doesn't Celebrate Older Women' 

Madonna then diagnosed the problem, revealing she was caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeated the world. She complained that she lived in a world that refused to celebrate women passed 45.

More Thoughts From Madonna 

According to her, not only did the world not celebrate such women, but they also saw the need to punish them if they continued to be hard-working, strong-willed, and adventurous. 

The Singer Will Not Apologize For Her Looks 

Madonna declared that she had never apologized for her creative choices or how she looked and dressed and she isn't going to start now.

Madonna Saw The Criticism As A Test 

The Like A Prayer singer then disclosed that while she felt she had been degraded since her earliest days of fame, she understood that it was all a test and was happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind her could have an easier time in the years to come.

Inside Madonna's Concluding Words 

Madonna concluded her message by quoting Beyonce's line from her hit single, You won't break my soul, and capping it off with the words:

"I look forward to many more years of subversive behavior -pushing boundaries - standing up to the patriarchy - and most of all enjoying my life. Bow down b****es! "

Fans' Reactions

The post has since garnered over 320,000 likes and 12,000 comments with several fans and celebrities showing their support for the icon, while others maintained their stance on Madonna's look.