Madonna has become international click bait after her performance Saturday night in Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center, but for all of the wrong reasons. TMZ and the Daily Mail, a gossip-based website and notorious British rag, respectively, are reporting that a drunken Madonna essentially ridiculed her audience. Neither happened.
I didn’t hang out with Madonna either before or after the show, so I have no idea if she was doing shots for two hours at Proof beforehand. I do know that she performed for two hours and 15 minutes with no breaks other than to change clothes, and it was a physically demanding show. She never did anything that remotely seemed like the actions of a drunk person.
Was she lying and/or crawling on the stage at certain points? Yes. Has she ever, in more than three decades of performing, not done those things? No.
Did she speak in a Southern accent at one point? Yes. She was engaged in some mediocre stage banter about the crowd hammering six packs, at which point she had several of her dancers show off their sculpted abdominal muscles, or six packs. Get it? Not very funny, and also entirely choreographed as the dancers all had a prepared schtick for stripping down. Plus, it was a decent accent.
I’ve been around plenty of people who do make fun of Kentuckians and I don’t like it. I know it when I hear it, and I didn’t hear it. Also, there was a moment when, during a song, Madonna screwed up and gave a shout-out to Tulsa instead of Louisville. She then spent a solid minute repeatedly apologizing for something that didn’t require an apology.
Did she seem like an especially nice person? Not at all. She seemed like an anal retentive pain in the ass who got upset every time the smallest thing went wrong. In other words, this was the same Madonna we have always known. There was an entire documentary, “Truth or Dare,” that was a testament to her bitchiness. Why was anyone surprised by this?
Trust me. TMZ’s correspondent wasn’t surprised, either. TMZ was built on click-bait stories and continues to exist because of them, and this was just another sad example in a long line of same.
Source : Courier-Journal