Madonna Is Disappointed With Her New York Times Profile: ‘It Makes Me Feel Raped’
Madonna said her New York Times profile made her "feel raped."
On Thursday (June 6), the singer posted a lengthy message on Instagram, slamming the article and writer. She said she spent “hours and months” with the journalist, only to find out she “chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters" such as comments about her age which wouldn't have been mentioned if she was a man. Madonna even went as far as claiming the publication "is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy."
“To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement—It seems you can’t fix society and its endless need to diminish, disparage or degrade that which they know is good. Especially strong independent women,” Madonna wrote. "I'm 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,” she said.
Read her full statement, below:
In her NYT interview, Madonna opened up about working with Harvey Weinstein, recalling the times he "crossed lines and boundaries and was incredibly sexually flirtatious and forward with me when we were working together."
“He was married at the time, and I certainly wasn’t interested," she added.
“I was aware that he did the same with a lot of other women that I knew in the business," she continued. "And we were all, ‘Harvey gets to do that because he’s got so much power and he’s so successful and his movies do so well and everybody wants to work with him, so you have to put up with it.’ So that was it.”