Nowadays, it is almost like clockwork. I can’t say it is valid or real or what, but I can identify the cycle.
The celebrity, in their declining years of relevance (or in Oprah’s case to push a movie), come forward with some sensitive issue from their past as a way to “connect” to the public again and get some face time out of it. And it happens over and over and over.
The most famous and frankly creepiest was Rosanne Barr’s claim of abuse back in 1991.
This week’s celebrity revelation is from Madonna who claims she was raped in New York during her early career. Maybe yes, maybe no. But what bothers me is the timing. Why not talk about that during her rise, when she was younger and held the attention of young women throughout America? She could have come forward and showed them it was the right thing to do. But she did nothing. Who knows who else the rapist attacked because Madonna did nothing. She left it behind, she didn’t talk about it, she did nothing.
All this proves is what we already know- it is all about her.
And, she is old, past her prime, struggling with the second phase of her life where little troublemakers like Miley and Lady gaga (gag u actually) have taken over the “shock” part of the gig Madonna has manage to corner for the better part of a generation. Kudos to her for staying on top for so long BUT this is like the veteran quarterback, who has lost a step, trying to pull out one more season and looking lame doing it.
“I was held at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and I had my apartment broken into three times.”
Madge was just 20-years-old when she was attacked, she chose not to report the it and “internalised” the terrifying sex attack.
Madonna has refused to let her turbulent New York beginning interfere with her dream of becoming a top musician, in the Harper’s Bazaar article she even makes light of her experience.
“My apartment was broken into three times. I don’t know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time.”
Throughout the essay, Madonna speaks candidly about her past, she reveals that many people from her hometown thought she was ‘strange’ and labelled her a “real man repeller.”
I get where the people in the hometown got that! She is a bit creepy, but that edge allowed her to push the envelope for a long time. I liked Madonna’s edge. But I never took her seriously because she didn’t take herself seriously either.
Now the rumor is she is studying the Koran. If after a very short period of time she realizes it isn’t for her, I’ll know she grew up. If I see her wearing a burka, I’ll know she is that same girl who just wasn’t content to be talented but had to do outrageous things to get attention.
Let’s see if she could take the change. This
Hmmm. I’m betting this is a passing fancy.