Madonna Says New York Times Profile Made Her ‘Feel Raped’
Madonna has blasted The New York Times following a profile on the singer titled 'Madonna at 60'.
Posting to Instagram, the star criticised the article, saying that the feature profile made her “feel raped".
The 60-year-old singer blasted writer Vanessa Grigoriadis or focusing on her age, saying that it would not have been mentioned if she were male.
"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!" she wrote.
"Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if. they are posing as intellectual feminists. 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. 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."
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Fans are divided over the star's reaction to the piece, with one Twitter user writing, "I find Madonna’s reaction to the #NYT article bizarre. Vanessa Grigoriadis’ profile was thoughtful, interesting and predominantly positive".
In the NYT piece, Madonna revealed that disgraced film heavyweight Harvey Weinstein “crossed lines and boundaries” with her while they were working together during her 1991 film 'Truth or Dare'.
She explained that Weinstein was “incredibly sexually flirtatious” with her -- despite being married -- and she wasn’t interested in him.
She added that his behaviour was “open secret”, saying “I was aware … and we were all ‘Harvey gets to do that because he’s got so much power.’”
She continued, "So when it happened, I was really like, ‘Finally.’ I wasn’t cheering from the rafters because I’m never going to cheer for someone’s demise. I don’t think that’s good karma anyway. But it was good that somebody who had been abusing his power for so many years was called out and held accountable.”
'Madame X', Madonna’s 14th studio album, will be released June 14.