Let the record state that I have nothing against the Material Girl, really. Anyone who is able to take average looks and an average voice and create the dynasty that is Madonna is doing something right. Who am I to judge?
I admire her for not quitting. Taking her risks. And keeping that kick-ass body in shape.
But dedicating her 1984 hit “Like a Virgin” to Pope Benedict XVI at her recent concert in Rome seems a tad bit, oh I don’t know … desperate. The outrageous acts I found thrilling and daring when she was in her 20s or 30s seem transparent now that she is older. Or maybe it is because I am older.
I can imagine it is hard to stand on the outskirts of the limelight after spending 26 years smack dab in the middle of it but I much preferred the children’s book author Madonna of her 40s to the crucifix-burning wild child of her youth. But now I am confused.
Which is she?
This latest stunt won’t make me listen to Madonna’s music any more or less than I always have … but what about you? What do you think of this latest attention-grabbing stunt and why do you think she keeps it up?