Madonna slammed for 'trivializing' sexual abuse after comparing NYT profile on her to rape

  07 June 2019    Read: 1414
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Pop singer Madonna is under social media fire for a questionable metaphor she used to attack a New York Times profile of herself. She compared the time she spent with the author to being "raped."

Madonna, who has styled herself as a feminist icon throughout her decades-long music career, is being castigated by rape survivors and even some of her own fans for using the word 'rape' to vent her frustration at the NYT author, as well as a leak of her album. In an angry Instagram post on Thursday, the pop legend ranted against Vanessa Grigoriadis, the author of a lengthy profile recently published in the run-up to the release of Madonna's 14th studio album, Madame X.

"To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement," the singer wrote, accusing the journalist of focusing on "trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand in or the fabric of my curtains and never ending comments about my age."

She went on to say things would have been different if she were a man, and lamented letting Grigoriadis close.

I'm sorry I spent 5 minutes with her. It makes me feel raped
Apparently predicting the trigger potential of her metaphor in the #MeToo era, she then said her own experience gives her a pass.

And yes I'm allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19
She then attempted to further insulate herself from criticism by branding NYT "one of the founding fathers of patriarchy"and concluding her tirade with a rallying cry: "And I say—-DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY woven deep into the fabric of Society."

Commenters didn't buy it, quickly telling Madonna that being a rape victim doesn't give her "a license" to trivialize the matter.

"Madonna you're disgusting. Thanks for downplaying ACTUAL rape. Aren't you supposed to be a feminist?" one woman wrote.

 

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