Fans Are Angry After Madonna Gives 'Morbid' Tribute To Marilyn Monroe For Magazine Shoot

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most recognizable celebrities of all time. Despite her untimely death in 1962, the original blonde bombshell has gained new fans every decade. Many celebrities have paid homage to the sex symbol, including Madonna, who famously recreated her "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" musical number for her 1984 hit, "Material Girl."

However, Madge's latest tribute is one that is upsetting a lot of fans.

Marilyn Monroe's death is one of the most speculated events in pop culture history.

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While the official report is that Norma Jean died of a drug overdose on August 2, 1962, some fans believe there is a more sinister conspiracy at play.

Regardless of what you believe, I think we can all agree "recreating" someone's final moments for a magazine photoshoot seems... distasteful, to say the least.

However, that's exactly what 63-year-old Madonna did during her most recent photoshoot with V Magazine.

In the new cover shoot, Madonna channels the blonde bombshell in photos shot by photographer Steven Klein.

The set was inspired by Bert Stern’s "The Last Sitting" — the final photoshoot Marilyn posed for just weeks before her untimely death.

The pictures, which have since gone viral, show Madonna laying face down on a mattress exposing her behind, with another showing prescription pill bottles on the nightstand.

Many fans have taken to social media to express their anger towards the distasteful shoot.

"Marilyn Monroe is my favorite of all time. I have her all throughout my home including her tattoo," one fan tweeted. "For you to recreate something like this was completely wrong, looking through these pictures brought me to tears because we all know what really happened to her."

"For some morbid and eerie reason, Madonna decides to re-create Marilyn Monroe’s death bed," tweeted Mike Sington, sharing photos from the photoshoot.

"The black and white photo is actually Marilyn Monroe’s bedroom where she died," he added.

"This isn’t cool," said another.

"Glamorizing suicide is the only takeaway once the shock factor wears off," they added.

It's apparent that the photoshoot has upset a lot of fans, however, it's unclear if Madonna will address the controversy.

See the full, uncensored photoshoot here.