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Madonna hits back at criticism of puffy face: ‘Caught up in ageism and misogyny’


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The comments and criticisms about her appearance at the Grammy Awards night this Sunday (5) pissed off Madonna quite a bit. This Tuesday (7), the singer decided to vent on social networks regarding the controversial photo in which she appears with her face swollen when speaking at the event. She claimed that the image was distorted, complained about the repercussions and even regretted having her speech overshadowed by concerns about aesthetics.

“Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech, which was about giving thanks for the fearlessness and freshness of artists like Sam Smith and Kim Petras, many people chose to talk only about my close-up photos. long lens that would distort anyone’s face! Once again, I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the society we live in,” Madonna began of the photo that had worldwide repercussions.

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The interpreter of hits such as “Holiday”, “Like a Virgin”, “Open Your Heart”, among others, continued: “We live in a world that refuses to celebrate the woman who passes 45 years old and feels the need to punish her. there if she remains strong-willed, hard-working and adventurous.” The artist confided that she was not so shaken by the criticism and even quoted the song “Break My Soul” by Beyoncé, saying that no one will break her soul.

“I’ve never apologized for any of the creative choices I’ve made or my appearance or dress, and I’m not going to start. I’ve been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career, but I understand that this is all a test and I’m happy to do the pioneering work to that all women after me can have an easier life in the coming years”, she observed.

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Madonna still left a message that she will continue with her behavior that she defined as subversive. “I look forward to many more years of subversive behavior, pushing boundaries, standing up to patriarchy and, above all, enjoying my life,” she concluded.

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