Madonna has spent decades wearing outrageous outfits and stoking controversy. So why should she stop now?
This is Madonna, so some shock value is to be expected, and yet people still criticized her for wearing a too-revealing outfit. This did not sit well with her. In a post on Instagram posted on Wednesday, she explained that her outfit was a "political statement," fighting ageism and the idea that women stop being sexy at a certain age.
The full caption reads:
We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women's rights we are still in the dark ages. My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement. The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society. I have never thought in a limited way and I'm not going to start. We cannot effect change unless we are willing to take risks By being fearless and By taking the road leas traveled by. Thats how we change history. If you have a problem with the way I dress it is simply a reflection of your prejudice. I'm not afraid to pave the way for all the girls behind me‼ As Nina Simone once said, the definition of freedom is being fearless. I remain Unapologetic and a Rebel ❤ in this life and all the others. Join my fight for Gender. Equality! 🙏🏻
And that wasn't the only way she expressed how she really felt about her outfit. She posted several Instagrams of her loving the look, and showing just how much she cared about her critics. Here's hoping she keeps this up for decades to come, because bitch, she's Madonna.
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