People instantly rushed to social media to analyze Madonna’s presence at the 2023 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, and most of them did so in the most unfavorable manner imaginable.
Due to the fact that Madonna just just issued a comment on Instagram, it is clear that she is aware of all the discussion that has been taking place. In the caption, she said that she is “caught in the glare of ageism and sexism.”
“It was a privilege for me to make the introduction. The Grammy Awards Hosted by Kim Petras and Sam Smith, “Madonna wrote. “I had planned to present the last award, which was for Album of the Year, but I decided that it was more essential to present the first transgender woman to perform at the Grammy Awards instead.
It was a moment that will go down in history! In addition to all of that, she was awarded a Grammy!!”
She went on, saying, among other things, “Many people chose to talk only about close-up photos of me, as opposed to focusing on what I said in my speech, which was about expressing gratitude for the bravery of artists like Sam and Kim.
Taken by a press photographer using a camera that has a long lens, which distorts the appearance of anyone’s face!! Once again, I find myself in the harsh light of ageism and sexism, both of which are pervasive in the society in which we live.
A society that does not see women who have reached the age of 45 as worthy of celebration and that feels the need to punish her if she continues to be independent-minded, hard-working, and daring.”
She continued by saying, “I have never apologized for any of the creative decisions that I have made, nor for the way that I appear or dress, and I’m not going to start.”
“Since the beginning of my career, I have been subjected to degradation at the hands of the media; but, I am aware that this is all part of a test, and I am content to serve as a trailblazer in order to make life simpler for other women who come after me in the years to come.
You won’t crush my soul, as Beyonce put it in one of her songs, i am looking forward to many more years of engaging in subversive conduct, pushing boundaries, challenging patriarchal norms, and most importantly, just generally having fun with my life.!”