I am so disappointed that Madonna is the latest celeb to succumb to the ‘out of control’ cosmetic surgery posse. She has gone from hot, to definitely not and I wonder what she sees staring back at her in the mirror in the morning?

Even more depressing was that she chose to unveil her new look as an ambassador at the Chime for Change concert on 1st June in Twickenham. Chime is a global organisation campaigning for justice, education and health for girls and women around the world. Madonna’s arrival on stage was greeting with shock, followed by rising chatter as everyone turned to each other asking the eternal questions ‘what has she done and why?’ This is Madonna, a global icon for female empowerment, the rule breaker, the trend setter, the one who created the word taboo. Madonna responded to this noise like an exasperated head mistress and demanded silence, as what she had to say was important. Not sure she got what she wanted.

Madonna was one of my idols growing up. She was a strong, self willed, self motivated, anti-establishment creative and I am truly saddened that she has allowed herself to give in to the pressure of chemical enhancements. I know the pressure is surely there as we have seen so many other naturally stunning women follow this route Nicole Kidman, Goldie Hawn, Faye Dunaway, Demi Moore, Kylie Minogue to name a few. But as a pop icon and the original naughty girl, I thought Madonna would stick two fingers up at this trend and use her power to stand up and be a role model to the generations of girls and women who have supported her throughout the years. Maybe my expectations are too high.

If you want to wield your power on the global stage and clearly you still demand to be heard. You have to understand that your credibility is going to take a massive hit when you step up looking like an alien in the hopeless fight to stay looking like a 20 year old. People are moved by what you do, not what you say, or how young you look. How can you profess to care about young girls and their lack of access to health, education and justice when you, who have everything, display such disregard for your own health or natural beauty by injecting vile chemicals into your face and body and in doing so announce to the world you are not good enough. What kind of message does that project?

And the sad truth is that over indulging in Botox and fillers does not make you look younger, it just makes you look wrong and somehow not human.
Please make it stop!

1 comment:

  1. Frederika Roberts

    Oh my word!! What HAS she done to her face?! Great blog post and a point well-made. How is Madonna going to retain any credibility now? Like you, I grew up with Madonna as my idol. What a sad sad turn of events 🙁


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