Madonna claims jokes about her age tantamount to racism: 'No one would dare to say a degrading remark about being black'

The 56-year-old Queen of Pop is far from amused by your taunts

Jenn Selby
Friday 27 February 2015 10:53
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Madonna’s majestic Brit Awards fall sparked laughter, scorn and concern about how her 56-year-old bones could possibly withstand the impact of the 02 Arena floor.

"No one would dare to say a degrading remark about being black or dare to say a degrading remark on Instagram about someone being gay."

She continued: "But my age – anybody and everybody would say something degrading to me. And I always think to myself, why is that accepted? What's the difference between that and racism, or any discrimination? They're judging me by my age. I don't understand. I'm trying to get my head around it. Because women, generally, when they reach a certain age, have accepted that they're not allowed to behave a certain way.

"But I don't follow the rules. I never did, and I'm not going to start."

Madonna fell off stage while performing new song Living For Love, which includes lyrics about falling down, such as: "I'm gonna carry on, lifted me up, and watched me stumble."

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