Madonna Madonna Madonna

    1. Do you remember when Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America in 1983? She basked in her history-making limelight with her slow motion hand wave and beautiful white teeth showing. What a moment….

      Then, five minutes later she was dethroned, thrown into the burning pit of shame while magazines and news outlets all over the world thrashed her character by exposing her extreme faux-pas:

      She had been paid to pose nude back in the day. When she was a nobody. Pictures were published and people talked about it for years.

      Then not long after, Madonna, all 23 years of her, burst on the music scene. Suddenly, the same thing happened to her but with a different outcome. Pictures were released of a 17 year old Madonna stripped bare.  People tried to shame her but she wouldn’t be shamed. They tried to thrash her but she wouldn’t be thrashed. I remember the cover of People magazine which wrote “Madonna’s response to critics about nude pics -‘SO WHAT!'”

      So what. That was Madonna’s mantra then and still is.

      Madonna changed the world in the eighties. She did things that weren’t done by anyone before and she didn’t care what anyone thought of her. I loved her. I am a few years younger than she is and I bought into her independent flair do-whatever-you-want-and-have-fun-doing-it mentality. I bought her albums when I didn’t really like her music (I was a secret Barbra Streisand fan), and was mesmerized by what she stood for. Whatever it was. I still don’t know but I loved her.

      I have since grown up and don’t pay much attention to her genius marketing tactics anymore.

      One thing I have learned as I aged is humility. I am so grateful to be a citizen of the United States where I can be anyone I want to be and say anything I want to say without being stoned to death or where I can look at a cute guy and not be killed for it. I am grateful I am not in a war zone or starving.

      Madonna took advantage of the great opportunities handed to her as her birthright. She became a mentor to millions of girls and even became a humanitarian, adopting an Afican child. Many charities have benefited from her support.

      However, something doesn’t sit right with me.

      At the women’s march on January 21, 2017, she declared angrily that she thinks about blowing up the white house.

      The white house to me stands for a system that works. A fair system that allows its citizens to choose its leaders and gives them opportunities that many countries only dream of.

      As humans, we have all said and done things that might not have been us at our best. We make mistakes. Donald Trump is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of man. He says things and thinks about it later. Donald Trump tells things from his perspective.

      From his perspective you really CAN grab women innappropriately when you are a celebrity. That doesn’t mean he does it. Just that you could if you wanted to.

      C’mon Madonna, you know it’s true. You probably have done it yourself. Guys aren’t as offended by that sort of thing. Many celebrities know Donald Trump is right; however, he is the only one who will admit it. Back in the eighties, Mr. Trump was a good looking, rich man. You were a good looking, rich woman. You have a lot in common with him. Besides looks, money and influence, you both say whatever you want regardless of whether or not it offends.

      Why is it okay for you but not him?

      You have probably offended more people than any other celebrity with your affair with a black Jesus and masturbation scenes on live stage. You blatantly said “So What?” to anyone who challenged you. Today female entertainers routinely try to shock but it’s hard these days to shock because your precedent is hard to beat. In our day the things you did were unpalatable to many. Today they are commonplace because of you.

      I suppose what I am saying is that you made millions by offending people however you can’t take a little offensive remark or two by President Trump.

      Yes I said President Trump.

      Because he IS your president.


      Author: Pam Brown

      When things are controversial I am often the quiet one who stays neutral. No need to shake things up by opening my mouth. In this blog, I will be changing that. What I do or where I live or whether I'm married or have kids doesn't matter here. What matters is what I think. This is where I write about things that make me Slightly Uncomfortable.

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