Backlash! Madonna Slammed For ‘Insensitive’ Coronavirus Comments

Published: Monday 23rd Mar 2020 by Rashad

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.

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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:


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  1. Only Facts March 23, 2020

    Ughhhhh. Madonna. Sit the hell down and stop looking for attention. At this juncture, YOU’RE the one that needs a conservatorship. Makes no damn sense

    • C**-ila March 23, 2020

      You know she lives in Europe now right?
      As a resident who pays taxes here she gets access to NHS or in portugal where she’s living now SNS.
      There all people wth symptoms can be tested and the only hospitals who are realising tests are public ones. Everyone with symptoms and who were in contact with anyone infected is tested and treated paying nothing.
      And tbh she’s truth the second people killed in portugal from C***** was the president of the Administration Council of Santander Totta one of the biggest banks of Europe…so C***** in europe kills rich and poor people…we’re all equal!

  2. Petty Pendergast March 23, 2020

    But she has a point though. This disease doesnt discriminate

    • Hmmm… March 23, 2020

      The disease itself doesn’t discrminate, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will affect everyone the same. It’s not an equalizer and anybody who doesn’t know that isn’t ignorant, naive, or both. Everybody does not have access to healthcare, the means to live lavishly while you’re “quarantined” with all the food and toilet paper you’re heart desires, and the financial status to be able to be out of work for an extended period without any real consequences. These celebrities can EASILY take a year off, all while still living in a mansion, with special private tutors for their kids, never having to wonder if they can survive the economic burden this virus will leave behind for everyone else. I think Madonna meant well, but “we’re all in the same boat”, is simply not true.

      • Hmmm… March 23, 2020

        *is ignorant

    • Rosy March 23, 2020

      I agree she made a valid point people are just jealous and ignorant what part of her point these haters do not get I’m assuming these are uneducated people who are mad she said we are all the same this virus do not discriminate and these people mad at her society is psycho

  3. The f*** would whitney March 23, 2020

    Did Madonna ever get her ged. Or high school diploma y’all act lik3 …wow I normally don’t mention ppl children but he3 Lil girl is so pretty she lo9k just like her but black hair

  4. Perfection is so…mhph ?? March 23, 2020

    I wanna hate people so bad but then I would be just like them. Why does everything and I mean everything p*** people off. Her message was a bit odd but to bombard her with criticisms is just so pointless. Just move TF on if you didn’t like what she said.

  5. eric March 23, 2020

    I don’t feel like her comments warrant any hate. It wasn’t all that outlandish.

  6. MessyBoots March 23, 2020

    I kind of understand what she is saying though.

    Ppl are slow.

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 23, 2020

      U are the slow one

      Rich people have access to the best health care , testing kits , personal doctors etc while poor people dont.

      there is also a lock down around the world,businesses are suffering, peoples source of living have been affected cause everybody is staying home etc, rich people like madonna will not lose anything , she has tons of cash in the bank , she has properties around the world etc.

      This disease is not an equaliser
      It doesn’t make rich and poor equal.

      U are dumb that’s why u cant see the problem in her statement. Idiot

      • C**-ila March 23, 2020

        Clarkson that is the reality in the US but don’t forget she lived in the UK for a few years and most recently Portugal.
        I don’t know were she’s quarantine right now but if she’s in europe healthcare here is free and global, anyone can get tested and treated by the same doctors without paying nothing.
        It can look insensitive to Americans but to Europeans what she said is the reality…

  7. Fancy BISH March 23, 2020

    Madonna meant well, simmer down tweety birds ?

  8. Chileplease March 23, 2020

    I wish social media was banned right along with social distancing. Y’all get mad at everything

  9. Keith March 23, 2020

    Madonna needs to just take an extended rest, BUT I think I get her point about the virus not discriminating. Doesn’t mean she needed to say it through social media, though…

  10. J March 23, 2020

    She’s just highlighting the fact that we are all human and they are getting sick just like we are. She should have followed that up with donations to the medical field though. All of the rich and celebrities should be. Y’all also have to realize that there are so many people that have way more wealth than her so maybe folks are channeling their energies into the wrong place. You think she cares about backlash? Y’all don’t know her that well lol. She has always benefited from the press, good and especially bad…

  11. Beylover March 23, 2020

    I don’t find Madonna’s comments offensive! She makes a valid point we have seen people from all walks of life, ages, ethnicities, wealthy, famous, or the average man/woman from around the way! Carona Virus does not discriminate and that can’t be denied! With that said Madonna is still DETACHED from 99% of the worlds so-called “equal” reality!

  12. Beyonce Knows March 23, 2020

    Madonna: Hey y’all I’m getting in the tub with a face full of makeup and I’m going to let you know how equal we are while I bathe with rose petals and expensive bath soaps. **vogues**

    • Fancy BISH March 23, 2020

      SCREAMING ? Strike a pose! ?? Queen Tingz! ?

  13. March 23, 2020

    People always be hoving like a crow looking for anything to hate on, trying there best to turn everything into a bad, most of them are so slow.

  14. Biancacook March 23, 2020

    Ppl can break down a ni ki Minaj rap quote but couldn’t understand what she saying. I hate the internet. She si.ply saying EVERYONE is affected by this.

  15. SMH March 23, 2020

    Lol. If you people haven’t figured out by now how Madonna operates when it comes to media attention, you’re idiots.

  16. Ari March 23, 2020

    Madonna has a point

  17. XYZ March 23, 2020

    Honestly, within the last few years I have the beeling that she is becoming more and more crazy

  18. PinotNoir March 24, 2020

    Madonnavirus ?

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