Few things are as entertaining as watching liberals turn on their own.
And the uber-liberal crowd watching the MTV Video Music Awards Monday did just that, sinking their teeth into Madonna for a self-centered monologue that was supposed to pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, and for apparent cultural appropriation.
The 60-year-old “Material Girl” spent five minutes that was supposed to pay homage to the Queen of Soul who passed away last week. But much like CNN’s Jim Acosta who’s become famous for his WH press room tantrums Madonna stole Aretha’s moment to focus entirely on herself.
Im sorry, I love Madonna…but her telling a 5 minute story about herself was not the right time to honor Aretha Franklin. Wow….. So shocked. #vmas
— Isis King (@MsIsisKing) August 21, 2018
Madonna recounted how Franklin had “changed the course” of her life when, as an aspiring singer and dancer, she sang Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel A) Natural Woman” during an audition for “two very large French record producers” who “did not take me seriously.”
“And why should they? Some skinny ass white girl is going to come up here and belt out a song by one of the greatest soul singers that ever lived, a capella?” Madonna quipped, touting the usual liberal “poor oppressed me” narrative.
Never mind that she clarified she had not prepared for the audition as she should have.
This ain’t about Aretha at all. #VMAs
— Felonious Munk (@Felonious_munk) August 21, 2018
But, continuing on with the story of how she became a star against all odds and by being true to herself, the pop superstar declared, “And the rest is history,” to an audience awaiting an actual mention of Franklin.
“So you’re probably all wondering why I’m telling you this story,” she went on. “There is a connection. Because none of this would have happened, could have happened, without our Lady of Soul.
“She led me to where I am today, and I know she influenced so many people in this house tonight, and I want to thank you Aretha for empowering all of us. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Long live the queen,” Madonna concluded as she moved on to presenting the Video of the Year award.
The backlash was instant, and fierce.
Did Madonna make her Aretha Tribute about Madonna with a sprinkle of Aretha’s name in it??
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) August 21, 2018
Madonna did a tribute to madonna
— LastName_Tushabe? (@Tush_ahh) August 21, 2018
this is so characteristically of Madonna, she’s 60 and still thinks she’s bigger than the world https://t.co/lH7CHqP1xs
— Millo (@millrdw) August 21, 2018
Aretha ain’t even put down her purse in heaven yet. pic.twitter.com/8h08LgUfdG
— LoveYourself (@ScottieBeam) August 21, 2018
MADONNA: Here’s a story about my accomplishments and how amazing I am.
MADONNA: I could not have been as amazing as I am without Aretha Franklin.
MADONNA: When I performed at the first VMA’s, I messed up but then I got more famous.
— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) August 21, 2018
— Ezekiel Lerner ??????? (@EZ_Lerner) August 21, 2018
Comedian and talk show host Arsenio Hall joined others who blasted Madonna as the one giving “tributes to great black music legends.”
Enough‼️ Be mad at me if you want. But, we as a nation … must stop letting #Madonna do the tributes to great black music legends. First there was that Billboard debacle to Prince. And NOW … Madonna babbling about Madonna, in that faux #MTVVMAS “#Aretha tribute”. #nomore ?
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) August 21, 2018
In all honesty where was @aliciakeys @tonibraxton Sade, @IAMQUEENLATIFAH @Beyonce God damn @mclyte anyone but @Madonna for this tribute
There’s a time and place for Madonna and this just wasn’t it pic.twitter.com/ZL12gXCedg
— #BrokenPig (@porkchoppxpres) August 21, 2018
Madonna did the tribute speech for Aretha Franklin. Madonna did the tribute performance for Prince. Madonna did the tribute speech for Michael Jackson…why? Who keeps thinking its a good idea to hire Madonna to eulogize Black artists who have passed away?
— LEFT⚫️ (@LeftSentThis) August 21, 2018
Idk why @MTV always chooses her to do the tributes. It seems as if they don’t care about actually honoring the artists
— Ms. San Diego (@heyitscarms_) August 21, 2018
I hope the vmas plan to issue a public apology for allowing Madonna to disrespect Aretha Franklin’s legacy like that #VMAs
— Kia Kia (@kiiajai) August 21, 2018
Viewers also slammed the feminist liberal icon for her wardrobe choice, blasting her for the “audacity to culturally appropriate” clothing of another culture.
Madonna dressing up as my ancestors at the vma’s lmaooooo did she find out she’s 1% moroccan? pic.twitter.com/eXc8p7H8Fa
— princeMONONOKE (@futuresfirst) August 21, 2018
— Josephine ★ ♎? (@Danbaishi) August 21, 2018
— Renee Graham (@reneeygraham) August 21, 2018
Woke up to learn that the #VMAs not only had Madonna do a Aretha “tribute,” but ol’ girl was adorned in traditional African clothing as she explained how there would be no Madonna if it wasn’t for Aretha.@MTV, just insult us outright, instead of this foolishness.
— Boom Bap Race Theory (@AhmadTWard) August 21, 2018
— MiqStephen (@MiQStephen) August 21, 2018
— Chris11962 (@Chris11962) August 21, 2018
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