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Madonna Lashes Out at New York Times

Jun 6, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Pop icon Madonna unleashed a harsh critique of The New York Times, calling the paper “one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy” and adding “Death to the Patriarchy.”

She sounded off on her Instagram account to express her dissatisfaction with a cover story by Vanessa Grigoriadis on the singer published Wednesday by New York Times Magazine. Madonna’s post ran with a series of photos, including the one seen below, which is the photo that leads off the Times story.

You can see the other photos Madonna posted by clicking here.

Here’s the text of Madonna’s post:

“Madame X on the cover of N.Y.T. Magazine photographed by my dear friend @jr……….Also sharing my fav photo that never made it in, along with pre-shoot chat and a celebratory glass of wine 🍷 after many hours of work! To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement-

“It seems. You cant fix society

“And its endless need to diminish,

“Disparage or degrade that which they know is good. Especially strong independent women. The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people dont 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! Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if. they are posing as intellectual feminists.

“Im 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.”



  1. I read the NYTimes article, and while not flattering, it’s certainly not a döpplganger for rape. I don’t know what happened to Madonna, but I don’t know a single person who has experienced the trauma of rape that would equivocate it with a two-faced reporter. Ever.
    I get it. You granted rare access backstage etc and got a crappy write up. I’m sorry. It’s disappointing and disrespectful, but it’s just not rape.

  2. Mad-anna! Your 15 minutes are over. And so are you…

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