Madonna has surely concocted controversies since the beginning of the year, and has ultimately gained a lot of haters for it. The pop icon then took to social media to send her spiteful critics a special message, proving that they can’t stop her from having a rebel heart.
According to E! News, the “Material Girl” singer took the time to post a selfie showing off her newly dyed and ombré hair this week, with a special note dedicated to her ever-growing span of haters. “Shut up jealous b-----! I hope you are as fun loving and adventurous as me when you're my age!!!!”
The post ended with the hashtag #rebelheart, a reference to her latest studio album, "Rebel Heart." The photo was posted identically on Madonna’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The singer has also been showing off her new blonde and pink hair since last week, receiving tens of thousands of likes for her pictures.
Although the 56-year-old did not drop any names in her not-so-cryptic post, many speculated that the singer was firing shots at those who left the unkind flurry of comments on her Instagram post on Sunday that showed a Jewish man and a Muslim man leaning toward each other to kiss. The photo was supposed to convey the message that love knew no boundaries, but many accused Madonna of “triggering people of faith,” the Huffington Post wrote.
This was not the first time Madonna created hullabaloos on Instagram either. Early in January, she shared altered images of Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, and other famous people that matched the artwork of her newest album. She described them as her fellow “#rebelhearts.” But many were offended that she would liken herself to those historical figures to promote her album.
Moreover, Madonna also posted a series of topless photos of herself on the site last month, the Telegraph reported. Instagram later deleted the photos, prompting the pop legend to decry “the hypocrisy of social media."
“Rebel Heart” is Madonna’s 13th studio album. It was released by Interscope Records on March 6. The album contains hit tracks such as “Unapologetic B----” and “B---- I’m Madonna.”