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Madonna rolls into Dublin next week to play the Aviva Stadium as part of her 'controversial' MDNA world tour. She may have lost her power to truly shock a long time ago but what annoys Madonna haters the most is the fact that, at the age of 53, she keeps on keeping on, says Alan Corr.
She's only two months into her MDNA world tour but already Madonna has cried live on stage, flashed the audience in Turkey, flashed the audience in Rome, made some silly statements about drug use, flashed the audience in Paris, and incurred the wrath of French far right leader Marine Le Pen by showing pictures of her face plastered with swastikas as part of the stage show.
Maybe it's all in a bid to make up for the lack of decent songs on her new album, but Madonna was at in again in Hyde Park the other night - dropping her drawers during a rendition of Human Nature. So the original of the species is back doing her utmost to annoy as many prudes and killjoys as possible and good for her. It's all good dirty fun to some people; tiresome attention seeking to others. However, as has been the case for far too long, some arbiters of bad taste have decreed that Madonna should no longer be allowed to (even try) playing shock tactics any more.
It's true that the last truly shocking thing she did was release the album MDNA but right now, Madonna haters are out in force. They hate the fact that she's made a cool $50 million in the first two months of her current tour and they've always hated the fact that she's an aggressively ambitious woman who has spent her career smashing barriers, glass ceilings, and taboos.
But what really gets them hating till it hurts is the fact that, at 53, Madonna plainly doesn't care what they think and has no intention of stopping. They may find her more boring than actually shocking but boy are they still mad and it's their very ire that seems to keep her going.
Madonna bashers seem to consider her an embarrassment to womankind and pop music in the same way that some feminists and music snobs were conflicted by her blatant careerism and sexual aggression when she first arrived thirty years ago.

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MDNA is a GREAT album! She's not the only one who keeps on keeping on. Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Mic Jagger. She's in the company of greats who kept on keeping on BEFORE her b/c they are older than her. Let's not forget that.

Giggly tip two toe shoes

Perhapshaters have no life so they watch and hate?


I couldn't agree more Alan Carr although I personally find MDNA a very good album - but this is subjective. No one can put on a live show like she does but all the media can focus on is criticism and ageism. Thank God she doesn't give a damn and she keeps on doing what she does better than anyone else: entertaining millions of fans around the globe. Thanks Madge!

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