US singer Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi, Monday, July 16, 2018. Madonna has adopted four Malawian children, is in the country to celebrate the first anniversary of the Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, named after one of her adopted daughters. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
Sitting in an opalescent bath sprinkled with rose petals, a crooked line of votives on one side, sits Madonna. Wearing only jewelry, she shares her feelings about the Chinese virus, the great equalizer. In the background, soft, eerie music is playing, music you might hear in the early part of a horror movie, just as the main character begins to realize they are not alone.
In a deadly serious tone of voice, perhaps just a tad overly dramatic, the Material Girl, now 61, speaks:
That’s the thing about COVID-19. 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.
It’s the great equalizer and what’s terrible about it is what’s great about it.
What’s terrible about it is that it’s made us all equal in many ways, and what’s wonderful about it is that it’s made us all equal in many ways.
Like I used to say at the end of ‘Human Nature’ every night, if the ship goes down, we’re all going down together.
Is she surprised to learn, after her wild success and privileged way of life, that underneath it all, she’s just another Bozo on the bus? That she has to follow the rules just like the rest of us. I suppose it must be a shock for her to find herself in a situation that she can’t control or buy her way out of or have an assistant take care of for her.
Reaction to her video were mixed:
You still wanna blow up the White House?
Where’s the toaster?
And now we have @Madonna naked in her bathtub telling us a story. This can never be unseen, like an image burned on your screen.
Wtf did i just watch?
Or how crazy you are..
Or how much of an elitist you are..
Or how hateful you are..
Or how out of touch you are..
We’ve always been equals, some people have just thought that money or status makes them better, but in the end, none of it matters.
Why must this message be from the tub?
No Madonna, we are not all the same. You chose to turn your back on what makes you human a long time ago….for fame. Now your ride is coming to an end and you want to play the “woe is me” card. You got your fame. Payment is due.
OH, just finish up your bath and stop being such an attention whore, "Madonna"! 🤦♂️🤦♂️😆 pic.twitter.com/lKR57gtm8f
— John MetaStormSystem III (@JohnMoc29949482) March 22, 2020