Madonna refuses to believe 'how weird she’s coming off' in bid to seek attention through her Quarantine Diaries
Many insiders believe the musician has lost touch with her fanbase as she continues to litter her Instagram with bizarre posts amid the coronavirus pandemic
Madonna was blamed by many insiders to have lost touch with her fanbase as she continued to litter her Instagram with bizarre posts amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced her to self-quarantine.
From posting a video of mumbling about her existential and physical angst while sitting in front of a typewriter late at night to complaining about the fact that she could not sleep and missed “interacting with people" as part of her 'Quarantine Diaries' on Instagram, many in the musician's inner circle feel she has lost the plot with progressing years.
“I worshipped her, we all did,” an anonymous person who has worked with Madonna in recent years told Page Six. “I still do, but I’m disappointed. It’s like she’s selling out to keep getting attention and she doesn’t know how weird she’s coming off. I keep hoping she’ll snap out of it.”
Madonna was recently forced to delete a video of her sitting naked in a bathtub wearing only jewelry and calling the virus “the great equalizer" after receiving backlash from social media users who were outraged at the singer for flaunting her wealth.
Perhaps one that tops the list of weird posts by Madonna is her singing “Vogue” into a hairbrush with lyrics about fried fish. Nightlife columnist Michael Musto said it was “one of the worst things I’ve ever seen.”
When Madonna's longtime friend Rosie O’Donnell was asked by talk show host Howard Stern if she would ever want to “be honest” with Madonna and tell her that she is ruining her image among her fans, the comedian said, she could but the singer “won’t listen.”
Brad Jeffries, who choreographed for Madonna for years said that one of the reasons Madonna no longer listens to advice from anyone is because the only one who had the guts to reason with her, her longtime publicist Liz Rosenberg, retired in 2015.
“No one around her today can tell her anything,” Jeffries said. “Liz could, but she’s gone. That’s why [Madonna] seems to be going so deep into the crazy right now. I defend her right to sleep with 25-year-olds because if she were a 61-year-old guy sleeping with 25-year-old women no one would blink an eye. But the way she’s doing it comes off a little desperate.”
Apart from her recent disastrous 'Madame X' concert tour, her chain of flings with men, less than half her age, has constantly been in the news. She reportedly became a serial cougar after her divorce from British film director Guy Ritchie, 51, in 2008.
Immediately after her split, she started seeing 21-year-old model Jesus Luz who was 28 years her junior. After two years of dating him came Brahim Zaibat, also 28 years younger than her. Next was Timor Steffens (29 years younger), followed by Aboubakar Soumahoro (32 years younger). Last year, Madonna went public with her latest boy toy, 25-year-old backup dancer Ahlamalik Williams.
“Guy Ritchie broke her,” said a former member of the Kabbalah Centre who has known Madonna for decades. “He wouldn’t take any crap from her and she couldn’t handle it. He was the last of her alpha males.”
Jeffries said that the singer might be feeling that her time in the limelight was over, what with her aging and new arrivals in the entertainment industry replacing her and her bizarre posts might be her way of trying to stay in the news and make headlines.
“It must be killing her to begin to feel irrelevant,” he said. “That girl was so smart, so driven, so focused, she could have been a major CEO. She had incredible powers of seduction and had more balls than any guy I ever met — more than any world leader. But she’s lived her whole adult life in a white-hot spotlight and now it’s dimmed to a 30-watt bulb. For someone like her, that’s gotta hurt. Her idea of hell is walking into a room and people either not knowing who she is or not caring.”