Madonna made light of her ‘unrecognizable’ Grammys appearance on Monday after her complexion at the awards show was mocked by fans online.
‘Look how cute i am now that swelling from surgery has gone down. Lol,’ she tweeted along with a photo of her kicking back in ripped jeans and a ‘Spiritually Hungry’ hat.
Earlier this month the 64-year-old was mocked by fans as she showed off her smooth visage, sculpted cheeks and plump pout while presenting at the Grammys.
One fan wrote: ‘Madonna looking “refreshed” lol..’ while another wrote: ‘So, I am just now watching the #GRAMMYs. Madonna doesn’t quite look like @Madonna to me.’
Another penned: ‘Madonna needs to stop with the plastic surgery and embrace the aging process. She’s nearly unrecognizable at this point.’
‘Now that swelling from surgery has gone down’: Madonna made light of her ‘unrecognizable’ Grammys appearance on Monday after her complexion at the awards show was mocked by fans
Earlier this month Madonna was branded ‘unrecognizable’ by fans as she showed off her smooth visage, sculpted cheeks and plump pout while presenting at the Grammys
One fan added: ‘My gawd what has @Madonna done to herself? #GRAMMYs’ while another typed: ‘Madonna sorta looks like that singer that sang Vogue and other songs.’
After her appearance, she confronted the criticism in a lengthy Instagram post hitting out at ‘ageism and misogyny.’
According to Madonna it was the ‘closeup’ from a ‘long lens camera’ that distorted her face and made it appear rounder and puffier than it actually was.
She diagnosed the problem, adding, ‘Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny That permeates the world we live in.’
In her lengthy caption, Madonna called it an ‘honor’ to introduce Kim Petras — the first openly trans person to win a Grammy — as well as Sam Smith, who shared the duo award and became the first openly non-binary artist to win in the Best Pop Duo/Group Collaboration category.
She noted that she opted to introduce Petras, rather than presenting for the coveted Album of the Year prize, as she thought the former moment would be more important and befitting her trailblazing status.
But Madonna was annoyed at how people ignored her words and instead focused on her appearance.
‘Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech which was about giving thanks for the fearlessness of artists like Sam and Kim- Many people chose to only talk about Close-up photos of me Taken with a long lens camera By a press photographer that Would distort anyone’s face!!’ she said.
After her appearance, she confronted the criticism in a lengthy Instagram post hitting out at ‘ageism and misogyny’
Hungry: Madonna shared several photos to her Instagram stories on Monday
‘Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny That permeates the world we live in.’
Madonna complained that she lived in a ‘world that refuses to celebrate women pass the age of 45 And feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong willed, hard-working and adventurous [sic].’
She continued, declaring that she wasn’t about to start apologizing for ‘any of the creative choices I have made nor the way that I look or dress and I’m not going to start.’
The Like A Prayer singer said that while she felt she has been ‘degraded’ since her earliest days of fame, ‘I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come.’
The drama seemed out of sight, out of mind in other snaps Madonna posted showing off her grunge look on Monday.
The Material Girl singer posted several shots on her Instagram stories wearing a grunge-inspired look and an oversized jacket.
She wrote on one of the posts: ‘How hungry are you?’
The superstar wore the baseball cap over her red hair, which was styled in four pigtail braids.
The Spiritually Hungry cap she wore is from a group called The Kabbalah Centre, which is a Jewish group located in Los Angeles.
Ready to go: The 64-year-old sported a grunge look and wore a hat that said ‘Spiritually Hungry’
Resting: The beauty donned very ripped jeans, a black lace corset, and a leopard print sweater
Hat: Her hat is from a Jewish group called The Kabbalah Centre in LA
While sitting in the car, the Back Up To The Beat hitmaker donned an oversized black jean jacket.
In another shot, the beauty was seated on the edge of a stage set up wearing a pair of very ripped jeans.
For her top, she had on a black lace corset with a leopard print sweater covering her arms.
Underneath the photo, she added a singular cat emoji.
Another photo featured the Hung Up songstress laying down on the floor in front of a mirror.
From her surroundings, it looked like she was in the middle of rehearsing for her upcoming tour.
Madonna gave fans an inside look at preparations for her Celebration tour several days ago.
She wrote in her post: ‘Not my first day at the rodeo!’
Getting ready: The Material Girl singer has been preparing for her upcoming Celebration tour
Master: The beauty shared on one of her posts that this is ‘not my first day at the rodeo!’
The La Isla Bonita singer also posted snaps showing her singing into a mic while reading sheet music ahead of the global extravaganza.
She confirmed the 35-city string of gigs in an X-rated video with a wink to her 1991 documentary film, Truth or Dare, last month.
Kicking things off in Vancouver, Madonna will visit multiple cities in the United States and Canada, as well as the United Kingdom and Europe.
Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off in North America on July 15 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, with stops in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.
She will then make her way to Europe, where she will hit 11 cities throughout the fall.
Those cities include London on October 24, continuing onto Barcelona, Paris, and Stockholm, among others.
The Celebration Tour will wrap in Amsterdam, NL, on Friday, December 1, at Ziggo Dome.
Icon: Madonna will be kicking off her world tour in North America on July 15; seen at the 2023 Grammys