Madonna says she feels “raped” by a New York Times profile written about her, adding that the outlet “is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy.”
“Im sorry i spent 5 minutes with [the journalist],” the iconic pop star wrote on Instagram on Thursday. “It makes me feel raped. And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19. Further proof that the N.Y.T. Is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy. And I say — DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY woven deep into the fabric of Society. I will never stop fighting to eradicate it.”
Madonna took to the social media platform shortly after the New York Times published a profile — titled “Madonna at Sixty” — on Wednesday. She said she didn’t appreciate the author’s continuous focus on her age.
“To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement,” she wrote. “It seems. You cant fix society And its endless need to diminish, Disparage or degrade that which they know is good. Especially strong independent women. The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people dont [sic] get to see, but chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand in or the fabric of my curtains and never ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN! Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if. they are posing as intellectual feminists.”
Madonna also posted images and shared her “fav photo that never made it in,” as well as behind-the-scenes images of the shoot. The profile opens with describing her rehearsal for her 2019 Billboard Music Awards performance and talks about how Madonna is adapting to the ever-changing music world.
Madonna has been outspoken about being raped when she had just moved to New York, having previously discussed the attack in a 1995 interview and a 2007 biography, as well as in a Harper’s Bazaar essay.
A spokesperson for the New York Times has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
See Madonna’s post below.