Madonna Feels 'Raped' By Magazine Feature

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Madonna complained Thursday that she feels “raped” by Vanessa Grigoriadis, who penned a feature article about her for New York Times Magazine.

“To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement,” Madonna wrote in an Instagram post. “It seems. You cant fix society And its endless need to diminish, Disparage or degrade that which they know is good. Especially strong independent women.”

The pop superstar accused Grigoriadis of focusing “on trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand-in or the fabric of my curtains and never ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN!”

Madonna opined that women struggle to be champions of other women – “even if they are posing as intellectual feminists.”

She added: “Im sorry i spent 5 minutes with her. It makes me feel raped. And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19.”

Madonna also called the Times “one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy.”

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Madame ❌ on the cover of N.Y.T. Magazine photographed by my dear friend @jr..........Also sharing my fav photo that never made it in, along with pre-shoot chat and a celebratory glass of wine 🍷 after many hours of work! To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement- It seems. You cant fix society And its endless need to diminish, Disparage or degrade that which they know is good. Especially strong independent women. The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people dont get to see, but chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand in or the fabric of my curtains and never ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN! Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if. they are posing as intellectual feminists. Im sorry i spent 5 minutes with her. It makes me feel raped. And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19. Further proof that the venerable N.Y.T. Is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy. And I say—-DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY woven deep into the fabric of Society. I will never stop fighting to eradicate it. 💔

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So far, Grigoriadis has not responded publicly to the criticism. 

At the Washington Post, Sonia Rao pointed out that the ultimate goal of journalists is “to paint a fair and accurate portrait,” which sometimes means “including details the celebrity might consider unflattering or too personal.”

She added: “Going along with a celebrity’s vision might ensure a look ‘into a world which many people don’t get to see,’ as Madonna put it. But there’s always the question of how authentic that world might be.”