Madonna Blames 'Ageism and Misogyny' for Intense Criticism Over Youthful Appearance at Grammys

The 64-year-old 'Like a Virgin' hitmaker also stresses that she's 'never apologized' for her appearance when addressing backlash on social media over her wrinkle-free face.

AceShowbiz - Madonna is responding to backlash over her appearance at the 2023 Grammys. The 64-year-old "Like a Virgin" hitmaker turned to her social media to rip trolls who made fun of her youthful face.

On Tuesday, February 7, the Queen of Pop fired back at the haters with a series of clips in which she's seen smiling and partying at the awards show. In the caption, she added a lengthy message to her haters.

"It was an honor for me to introduce Kim Petras and Sam Smith at the Grammys. I had wanted to give the last award which was Album of the year, but I thought it was more important that I present the first trans- woman performing at the Grammys-- a History making moment!! And on top of that she won a Grammy," Madge began.

Madonna then addressed the backlash, "Many people chose to only talk about Close-up photos of me Taken with a long lens camera By a press photographer that Would distort anyone's face!!" She continued, "Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny That permeates the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate women pass the age of 45 And feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong willed, hard-working and adventurous."

Madonna went on to note that she has "never apologized" for her appearance, and she's "not going to start," before referencing Beyonce Knowles' "Renaissance" hit, "Break My Soul". She added, "I have been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career but I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come," before concluding, "Bow down b***hes!"

Madonna took the stage at the 2023 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, February 5 to introduce Sam and Kim's performance of their Grammy-winning song, "Unholy", applauding the duo for being daring, provocative, controversial and dangerous in music.

However, Madge's powerful speech was thrown to the side following the telecast, as the Internet began to criticize how different the pop icon looked, accusing her of botched plastic surgery and generally attacking her appearance.

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