Trini Trent TV: Madonna and Ageism


    As a visual artist, Madonna has always used her sexuality as her main selling point. However, now that she has gotten older, the societal pressures of ageism have begun to affect her and she is not happy.

    Madonna recently fired several comments at her critics, correctly stating that older men are rarely blasted for being provocative onstage. Yet, there is another side to this argument.

    As I highlight in this episode of Trini Trent TV, the white, so-called Queen of Pop Madonna, has dodged many of the backlash that her black peers have endured.

    Why have Madonna’s sexual escapades traditionally been labelled as iconic whereas the more conservative Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey have been called vulgar? Clearly, the intersectionality of their identities and the associated privileges add another layer to the discussion that make this a bigger problem than Madonna understands.

    By the way, I agree that Madonna needs to adjust her performance style. Not because she’s a woman over 50 years of age, but because she literally can not keep up.

    “Help, I’ve fallen and can’t get up!”