Madonna lets a lot of reckless shit come out of her mouth. She uses words she’s not supposed to (lest we forget her referring to her white son as “#disnigga” on Instagram), uses the likes of Nelson Mandela to promote her shitty new album, over-utilizes the word “bitch”… I mean, that last one is not as much offensive as it is stupid. Anyway, Madonna may be a hot mess, but it’s not your place to tell her what she can and can’t say. Like, for real. In fact, she wants the “word police” to “fuck off”. Huh.
On the album, you use the word “bitch” a lot (“Bitch I’m Madonna,” “Unapologetic Bitch”), which some bloggers have suggested should be banned.
I think that’s bullshit. The word police can f— off. I don’t want to be policed! I’m not interested in political correctness. The word “bitch” means a lot of different things. Everything is about context. When I first moved to England and heard the word “c–t,” I was horrified. People were calling each other c–ts! And then I realized that, in that culture, it was different — they slapped each other on the back and said, “Who’s the c–t, right, you’re my best mate!” The word “f—” doesn’t just mean sexual intercourse. I mean, “You’re a stupid f—,” “Are you going to f— with me?” “F– off!” (Laughs.) Sex has nothing to do with any of those expressions, and the same goes for “bitch.” If I say to you, “I’m a badass bitch,” I’m owning myself, I’m saying, “I’m strong, I’m tough, and don’t mess with me.” If I say, “Why are you being such a bitch to me?,” well, that means something else.
I mean… what is she even talking about? I love that she’s suddenly on her British shit now, which has exactly zero to do with anything, to distract from the issue at hand. I mean, I get her point, to be fair – if Madonna wants to say “bitch” every other word and make it desperately obvious that she’s old and out of touch (I mean “old” in the figurative term, like not with the times, not age – I know some amazing old people), then fair play. Knock yourself out. But I really love when people use the “free speech” and “context” bullshit to avoid taking responsibility for their nonsense. BYE, MADONNA.