Let’s face it: Madonna‘s ‘Living For Love’ is slowly, but surely, dying on pop charts.
The ‘Lucky Star’ singer, who’s notched five consecutive #1 albums since the turn of the century and a top ten single preceding four of those releases, may be seeing her luck run out as the tune has yet found footing inside the Billboard Hot 100. This, despite a revolutionary rollout for the its official music video release and a much-talked about Grammy performance.
Then, as if it wasn’t already clinging to life, ‘Living for Love’ was dealt a crushing blow when reports surfaced indicating BBC Radio 1 blacklisted the tune for lacking “audience relevance” and “musical merit.” Let us tell it, that’s just sugarcoat for “she’s too old and out of touch.”
Be that as it may, could the unceremonious exclusion be grounds for legal action? Some stars seem to think yes. Tuck in below to hear their assessment and tell us if you agree:
The above was lifted to the official Facebook page of BBC1 radio after the story gained traction across media outlets worldwide earlier this week. Yet, despite the issued statement, celebs continued to come to the defense of the Grammy winning pop icon, namely Garbage singer Shirley Manson who stated:
The statements this week are not a far cry from a 2012 interview where Manson’s quoted saying (source):
“The tabloids complain about [Madonna] looking old, and people laugh at her for that. Then [she] goes and fixes her face, and they laugh at her for that. Even though they begrudgingly say she looks amazing, they’ll still laugh at her for trying to look young. Then she steps out, looking amazing, and the tabloids go and blow up a picture of her aging hand. Nobody’s doing that to George Clooney, blowing up pictures of his hands! I look at these magazines, and I want to say to them, What’s your point? That she’s aged? Does that surprise you? Or is your ‘point’ an attempt to undercut what she’s achieved? I think it is, even if it’s on a subconscious level. And you probably wouldn’t turn down those hands if they were grabbing you under the table, you fucking idiots.”
Tuesday, Madonna took to Facebook to share:
Watch the 1992 clip (start at 6:15):
It’s one thing for the exclusion to be implied, it’s another for it to be stated. So tell us: