Sunday, May 8, 2016

Madonna's Political Statement

Madonna wants everyone to know that she is one "Unapologetic Bitch." She says what she wants and wears what she likes. But having the confidence to walk the red carpet at the Met Gala in a sheer lace ensemble has a number of people questioning the singer's affinity for revealing looks and insisting that it's time for the 57-year-old to dress more modestly.

At "Manus x Machina: Fashion In an Age of Technology" event, Madonna attended with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, who made her a black thong bodysuit and gown hybrid that flashed both her breasts and her behind. And showing that much skin outraged an array of Twitter users. The comments came in thick and fast, with Piers Morgan even telling the star she should "put it away." But Madonna isn't having it.

She has since responded to the negative backlash, explaining that her outfit was a political statement and a chance to advance the feminist cause.

"We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world," she wrote on Instagram. "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."

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