Amid criticisms on her wardrobe decision for the Metropolitan Museum of Art event in New York City, the 57-year-old singer argued that it was a political statement. Good defense.
Admittedly, it’s not like she’s trying to hide and already performed shameful public dance, Madonna wrote: “We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women’s rights we are still in the dark ages.
“My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement. The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society. I have never thought in a limited way and I’m not going to start. (sic)”
“We cannot effect change unless we are willing to take risks By being fearless and By taking the road less traveled by. Thats how we change history. If you have a problem with the way I dress it is simply a reflection of your prejudice.
“I’m not afraid to pave the way for all the girls behind me. As Nina Simone once said, the definition of freedom is being fearless. I remain Unapologetic and a Rebel in this life and all the others. Join my fight for Gender. Equality! (sic)”
Are you ready to join in this gender equality fight? How? By going semi-nude in public or by converting to a nudist?
The only true confession from Madonna was when asked on the red carpet if she was worried about wearing the daring garment, the pop superstar told E! News: “No, I wasn’t nervous. It was hard to pee.”
I still need my lectures on sexuality, notwithstanding.