Madonna has succeeded in uniting millions in anger after posting an odd video in which she muses about the nature of life, death, and coronavirus.
The video, which has since deleted, featured Madonna relaxing in a bathtub full of floating rose petals and calling coronavirus “the great equalizer.”
“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 great about it is that it’s made us all equal in many ways.”
While likely well-intentioned, the statement had a tone that some of the millions of people currently living in fear of coronavirus did not appreciate.
Add to that the lavish setting of video and enormous wealth and privilege of its subject and there were some raised eyebrows in the viewing public at the assertion that the virus had “made us all equal.”
There’s just something about world-famous millionaires reclining in bathtubs waxing philosophical about the fates of the masses during a crisis that rubs people the wrong way. (Which is something Gal Gadot learned the hard way.)
The main reaction, however, was confusion.
The isolation of the coronavirus quarantine appears to have made the Queen of Pop restless and she may have gone a bit far in her desire to emote and communicate with the world while practicing social distancing.
The bathtub video wasn’t the only fun video/cry for help the singer posted, also uploading a video of her improvising new verses for her classic hit “Vogue.”
We’ll say this for Madonna—she always knows how to make headlines.