Madonna Lashes Out at New York Times Article

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Madonna Lashes Out at New York Times Article

Pop singer Madonna slammed a recent article published in The New York Times, describing the newspaper as "one of the founding fathers of the patriarchy."

Madonna said she felt "raped" by the in-depth profile entitled "Madonna at Sixty" as it concentrated solely on her age; something which wouldn’t have happened had she been a man.

"The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people don’t get to see, but chose to focus 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 which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN!" Madonna wrote on her Instagram page.

"I’m sorry I spent 5 minutes with her. It makes me feel raped. And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19,” the singer added as she blasted the author of the article, journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis.

“The profile was further proof that the venerable N.Y.T. Is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy. And I say—-DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY woven deep into the fabric of Society. I will never stop fighting to eradicate it,” Madonna affirmed.

The profile portrayed Madonna prime during the 1980s as using "her iron will to forge a particular type of highly autobiographical, uber-empowered, hypersexualized female pop star who became the dominant model of femininity across the nation,” but ended up comparing the singer's current life as that of a "sexagenarian claiming her space among artists two generations younger."

The article also stated that the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas audience where she performed seemed to be more excited about the South Korean K-pop boy band BTS.

Source: Kataeb.org