After making headlines with a picture featuring her daughter, Lourdes Leon, Madonna is back at it again, but this time it is with words.
This week, Madonna responded to a comment on her Instagram post calling for tighter gun control in America, daring a social media user — who said she did not live in the real world — to “tell me to my face.”
The 62-year-old pop icon has been posting about the need for gun reform and stricter regulations in the US this week after 20-year-old Duante Wright was shot by police officer Kimberly Potter, 48, on Sunday.
And she hit back at one response from “Karen Gayler” on Instagram, who commented that she would guess Madonna had “people with guns to protect her and her family, and didn’t live ‘in the real world.”
The Instagram user went on to say that criminals will always find weapons even if guns are taken away and said that criminals “do not fear police, judges, or jail” in the “real world.”
The “Like a Virgin” singer replied to Karen’s comment, denying that she has armed security guards and challenging the commenter to “come see me and tell me to my face how not real my world is.”
The comment was in response to a video shared by Madonna showing the bodycam footage of a Minnesota police shooting on Sunday — and that resulted in the death of a father of one, Daunte Wright.
Yesterday, Kimberly Potter and Brooklyn police chief Tim Gannon resigned from the police force. Charges were filed against Potter today.
Madonna said the “only criminals” she sees are the “police who are paid to protect the people” but instead are being protected by “judges and the criminal justice system.”
She branded the system a “joke,” slamming the injustice against “people of color.”
In a final sentence that delighted many of her supporters, Madonna remarked that “of course the user was called Karen” — a name that has come to be used for middle-aged women who make contentious, pushy, or racist comments.
She wrote: “B***h, I don’t have any security or armed guards around me. Come see me and tell me to my face how not real my world is. I dare you. You know nothing about me or my life. The only criminals I see right now are the police who are paid to protect the people. But police are protected by judges and the criminal justice system, which is a joke because there is no justice if you are a person of color.”
Earlier this week, Madonna surprised her fans with a rare photo of herself with her adult daughter, Lourdes Leon, 24, on Instagram.
In the picture, the mother is hugging her daughter, who showed off her unshaved armpits as she lifted her arm.
She captioned the photo: “Like Pieces of your Heart Walking around outside of you………..♥️ #lola.”
Many people had harsh comments about the hairy armpit, and fans made sure to blast them. A backer stated: “Really? This beautiful photo of a beautiful mother with her gorgeous daughter, and what all you guys can’t stop talking about is her armpit hair?? Come on…. 🤡”
Another follower wrote: “As the CEO of a national waxing franchise, my business is in removing hair. But, as a woman, I support a woman’s choice to do whatever makes her feel empowered, beautiful, and free. These are two powerful women, and I applaud this picture. All the women shaming a woman, well, you should be ashamed. And all the men commenting, grow the f*ck up.”
Madonna is still a rebellious soul.