Guys, if you check my history of comments @msn.com, I have criticized Madonna plenty, and those promoting her. But even as a critic, and a heterosexual man that decidedly has sided with Elton John, as musicians are concerned, I have to admit this.
Envy is a powerful thing. It drives too much of the criticism surrounding her.
One thing you cannot claim about Madonna is that she is a failure. She has been and continues to be a huge success; whatever you think about her musical abilities, no complete idiot could play the game well as she to get where she did. Super Bowl performer? +50 cabaret act for the masses, and still germane enough to do the very last Super Bowl act in history as of 2013? It is even more amazing that despite having the amount of talent many people claim she has, which is very little, she is every bit successful as pop star Paul McCartney, and the Beatles. Even more unbelievable is that unlike others that use eroticism to promote themselves, she still has a career thriving after the tender age of 50, still featuring, not only the eroticism of others, but her own. Millions of housewives, widows, and spinsters her age, only gawk, curse, and hurl insults, jealously. What is wrong with you, woman?
She had the smarts to take MTV in gestation, and run with it, when it was unpopular. She almost single-handedly created the platform that launched "The Real World," beginning the whole reality TV show genre. Paid her dues.
Her show is not easy to put together. Found an entourage willing to support her with it. Whose pockets are getting lined with it? None more than the beatch herself. Speaking of spinster, because of her, hardly anyone notices single women over 30 anymore. Madonna created the age where there is no stigma for the single adult woman, not Sarah Jessica Parker. Marilyn Monroe killed herself at 36. Madonna, perhaps, with less charisma, lives far beyond that age, as, a sex symbol. Though she is not the only factor, she legitimized social inclusion of spinsters, from outcasts, to trend-setters. So many other women failed in this respect. All while the younger, better singing Mariah, like Elton John, dancing nincompoop, sells out to TV talent shows to salvage her career.
A lot of the older women criticizing her should be ashamed of themselves. She has done too much for the female in Western society to do so.