First, Madonna criticizes the fact that the focus is on her face, and not on the two artists she came to honor, namely Sam Smith and Kim Petras. “Many people choose to talk only about some close-up shots of me taken with a long-lens camera by a press photographer. That would distort everyone’s face!’ said the singer.
Madonna feels ‘again victims of age discrimination and misogyny’. “We live in a world that refuses to celebrate women over 45 years old,” she continues.
The singer hates that “the world apparently feels the need to punish a woman who remains strong-willed and adventurous.” “I’ve never apologized for the creative choices I’ve made, nor the way I look or dress, and I’m not going to get into it,” she continues.
In Madonna’s eyes, she has been “brought down” by the media since the start of her career. The singer sees it all as a test. “I am happy to take the lead so that all women after me can have it easier in the coming years. I look forward to pushing boundaries for many years to come.”