We just can’t seem to get Madonna back in her cage lately, it seems. Beyond the grasping-for-straws desperation of her addition to Macklemore’s Grammy performance, to her Miley duet and now her performance alongside Russian political and feminist punk group Pussy Riot at an upcoming concert, I’m fucking sick of her. We get it, Madonna – it’s tough getting older and you want the kids to still like you. This ain’t the way, girl.
That’s right, Madonna will be introducing the recently freed Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova at the Amnesty International concert being held in New York on February 5. She said in a statement that she admires them and can’t wait to join them on stage… because what better free publicity could you ask for than aligning yourself with one of the biggest news stories of the past several years?
I know, I know, I’m being cynical, but… seriously? Why won’t Madonna just go away and let us remember the good times? Your legacy is still your legacy – you don’t have to keep trying to make new shit work. Madonna paved the way for so many of the young female artists out there right now, and that’s fantastic! But now it’s time for her to chill out.
On one hand, I really do enjoy the fact that she’s refused to give in to society’s view that women are of no value once they’re past a certain age, but my reasoning for wanting Madonna to retire has nothing to do with how old she is and everything to do with how old her CAREER is and how desperately she’s trying to relive the heyday that’s long since passed, which is making her become like that embarrassing drunk aunt that no one ever wants to invite to family events because you spend the whole time cringing at her.