Since the cancellation of her ill-fated ‘Madame X’ world tour two weeks ago (as we reported here), Madonna‘s seemingly been using her downtime constructively – a process of physical therapy, journaling, and resting she’s heavily documented on Instagram.
Initially earning praise from longtime fans for her long overdue break, the diva’s weekend weigh-in on the coronavirus pandemic saw her turn those cheers to chiding.
View this post on Instagram
With a bathtub broadcast the 61-year-old – while encouraging fans to practice social distancing and exercise safety measures during the pandemic – went into a spiel about how the event is ultimately the ‘great equalizer’ between rich and poor people.
“It doesn’t care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell,” she says (as seen in the video above). “It’s the great equalizer, and what’s terrible about it is what’s great about it. What’s terrible about it is it’s made us all equal in many ways — and what’s wonderful about it is it’s made us all equal in many ways.”
Ending her message with a self-reference to her 1995 hit, ‘Human Nature,’ the Material Girl told viewers:
“We’re all in the same boat, and if the ship goes down, we’re all going down together.”
Her commentary on the matter wasn’t exactly well-received. Inciting a backlash (that’s ongoing as of time of this report), look below to see highlights of the responses: