For the past months I was going back and forth with the idea of going to see Madonna in concert. To be honest, I still am even tho deep inside I know I probably won’t pay to see her, but I still hang on to the idea of my Madonna idol from way back when I was 15.
Unfortunately it’s 2015 and, at some point one needs to grow up. For the past few years (or was it a decade already) I found Madonna to be … strange.
I have to be honest and what kills things for me very often is to get to know people. Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them, right? But what is normality? The issue comes from social media where most of the time people are flaunting a fabricated/fantasized/perfectionized vision of their life. Just like me you must know one or two people appearing to be #blessed and #happy on instagram when in reality you know how fucked up their life is.
Long gone the time when Madonna was just ‘Not Ashamed’ of nude photos. Almost feels like an innocent time … but if innocence remains does it becomes ignorance?
The latest WTF moment is one not to be ‘not ashamed’ of.
Madonna posted a controversial Instagram paying tribute to Margaret Thatcher with a quote saying
“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing,” adding:
“Thank you Margaret Thatcher! #unapolgetic #rebelheart.
What she meant was #Unapologetic but just like the tittle of her songs (#Ghostown) she does not use spellcheck. I may sprinkle my texts with mistakes but I’m French. What’s her excuse?
FYI Thatcher’s government is famed for having introduced Section 28, banning the promotion of homosexuality in schools (the legislation has since been repealed). Oh and have you heard of the miners’ strike?
If not please watch this amazing (true story) movie PRIDE where U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. Those people were TRUE #RebelHeart.
Of course the post has since been deleted but as one should know NOTHING gets deleted from the internet until the day the internet itself will be deleted.
So I guess the #unapolgetic bitch got suddenly apologetic and/or ashamed.
We all make mistakes or say something stupid at some point. But when people are actually paying attention to what you say and value your comments I think you have a responsibility to think twice before you open your mouth or one of your social media accounts.
Also one should note that anything could be fabricated today and that post may have never appeared online. Who knows but sadly, I feel like she may have in fact really posted that.