According to a report from Page Six, Madonna isn’t particularly pleased with her latest profile in the New York Times. On Thursday, the 60-year-old pop star shared her unhappiness with how she was portrayed in their latest interview.
Apparently, Madonna was displeased with the outlet’s decision to focus on aspects of her life that she thought were either sexist or trivial. Later, in a column, the New York Times wrote a piece with the title, “Wait – what’s Madonna mad about?”
The editor, Choire Sicha, wrote a letter in which she said Madonna hated the profile although she and the rest of the newspaper executives don’t really know the reason why. The editor said it’s often “awful” to be written about, especially for people who are very in control of their lives.
As it was previously reported, Madonna did an interview with The New York Times in which she talked about a few different subjects, including the president, Donald Trump, her commercial 2015 disappointment, Rebel Heart, as well as what it was like to find out her demos had been leaked on the internet – a common thing that happens to musicians and other artists.
In the Instagram post you can see below, Madonna expressed her frustration with the journalist working for the New York Times, who apparently called out the ethnicity of her “stand-in” as well as the color of her curtains.
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Madame ❌ on the cover of N.Y.T. Magazine photographed by my dear friend @jr……….Also sharing my fav photo that never made it in, along with pre-shoot chat and a celebratory glass of wine 🍷 after many hours of work! To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement- It seems. You cant fix society And its endless need to diminish, Disparage or degrade that which they know is good. Especially strong independent women. The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people dont 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! Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if. they are posing as intellectual feminists. Im 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. 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. 💔
Moreover, Madonna insinuated that the way the journalist repeatedly referred to her age was a form of sexism, that wouldn’t be directed at a man. Additionally, the singer said she felt “raped” by the fact that she had a conversation with the journalist and the interview didn’t make her look exactly the way she wanted.
Regarding the president, Madonna claims Donald Trump never actually asked her out on a date, however, he did repeatedly call her one time to make sure she was doing ok when she was staying at a photographers house one evening she was working with.