The singer used her official Twitter account to show off her face after swelling attributed to surgery
Madonna at the 2023 Gammy Awards. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
American singer Madonna reappeared on social media to talk about her look at the Grammys after being criticized online for her physical appearance, and claimed that she was recovering from surgery.
The 64-year-old singer posted a tweet on Monday that appeared to be aimed at those who had made unflattering comments about her appearance while performing at the 2023 Grammy Awards earlier this month, People explained. .
“Look how cute I am now that the swelling from the surgery has gone down”, she captioned a photo of herself, posing for the camera head-on and sporting braided hair, ripped jeans, and a baseball cap. She punctuated the statement with a cheeky “lol.”
The artist's tweet along with a photo showing her current look
The tweet came a few weeks after Madonna was in charge of introducing Kim Petras and Sam Smith's performance at the awards ceremony. But, instead of looking at his speech, a plea in defense of the “rebels”, his physical appearance was criticized on the internet and especially the state of his face after his various aesthetic operations.
“Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech, which was about giving thanks for the bravery of artists like Sam and Kim, many people chose to talk only about close-up photos of me taken with a long-lens camera by a press photographer who would distort anyone's face!”, said the artist.
The singer chose to wear a set consisting of a black skirt, gloves, a black jacket, a white shirt and a tie that she accompanied with her hair collected in two pigtails and braids. However, criticism was not long in coming. Many commented on that surprising and sudden physical change; while what others criticized was that in her Instagram Stories the artist used photographic filters to refine and stylize her face, commented the newspaper El País.
The singer's release after criticism of her physical appearance.
“I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I've made or the way I look Or I get dressed and I'm not going to start. The media have degraded me since the beginning of my career, but I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to be a pioneer so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come,” she said.
The pop diva pointed out that the close-ups of the photos taken of her would have distorted “anyone's face” and considered that, “once again”, she is “trapped” by the ” ageism and misogyny that pervades the world we live in.”.
A world, she concluded, “that refuses to celebrate women over 45 and feels the need to punish them if they remain determined, hard-working and adventurous. (…) As Beyoncé used to say, 'They won't break my soul.'”
The pop diva pointed out that the close-ups of the photos that were taken of her would have distorted “anyone's face” and considered that, “once again”, she is “trapped” by “discrimination for age and misogyny that pervades the world we live in.” (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
“I look forward to many more years of subversive behavior, pushing boundaries, standing up to the patriarchy, and most of all, enjoying my life.”