Did Madonna glamorize suicide in photoshoot? Singer recreates Marilyn Monroe's death
The Queen of Pop was brutally dragged for glamorizing suicide in new pictures and was also dubbed inappropriate and gross by the social media users
Pop icon Madonna, who is now 63, has time and again raised eyebrows for her raunchy photoshoots and she was at it again after she posed for V Magazine’s new photoshoot that was heavily inspired by late Marilyn Monroe’s ‘The Last Sitting’ shoot. Monroe’s last set of pictures came in six weeks prior to her untimely death at the age of 36 in 1962.
Shot by photographer Steven Klein, Madonna, in her new pictures also recreated Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 death scene and soon caught flak on the Internet. The Queen of Pop was brutally dragged for glamorizing suicide in new pictures and was also dubbed inappropriate and gross by social media users. In one of the newly-released pictures, the ‘4 Minutes’ hitmaker can be seen lying face down on a mattress while exposing her posterior. The singer-songwriter also caught heat for the heavily retouched photos.
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Did Madonna glamorize suicide in new photoshoot?
Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home on August 5, 1962, while lying naked on her bed, face down and with a telephone in one hand. She had overdosed on sedative drugs a night before. Recreating the same image, Madonna posed for V Magazine that courted a new controversy. According to V Magazine, a note by photographer Steven Klein shed light on the same. It read, “We were not interested in recreating the images exactly but more importantly, we wanted to explore the relationship between photographer and subject. Both the friendship and the artistic process, and how art can imitate life and vice versa.”
He also added, “When I sent Madonna the photos, she was really taken by the incandescent fragility of Marilyn at that moment in her life,” he went on. “We decided to find a hotel suite and try to capture the liaison between a star and the camera, the mystery, and magic of this creative collaboration.” In one of the other pictures, prescription pill bottles are placed on a nearby nightstand as Madonna seductively stares right into the camera.
Madonna, on different occasions, has channeled Monroe. Her 1984 music video for ‘Material Girl’ was based on Monroe’s performance of ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ in 1953’s ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.’ The award-winning crooner also played Monroe during an ‘SNL’ sketch in 1985 and she also got decked up as Monroe at the afterparty of Oscars 1991.
For some morbid and eerie reason, Madonna decides to re-create Marilyn Monroe’s death bed. The black and white photo is actually Marilyn Monroe’s bedroom where she died. pic.twitter.com/beQJ1Av3Ij— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 29, 2021
‘Something nauseating and embarrassing’
Social media users slammed Madonna for her distasteful photoshoot. “This isn’t cool. Glamorizing suicide is the only takeaway once the shock factor wears off”, said one user as another posted, “Must be sad to still need so much attention. And this is so gross.” One added, “There's something nauseating and embarrassing about this person. Gross and inappropriate.”
Meanwhile, one individual dubbed Madonna as, “A desperate aging skank” adding “Just go away.” One shared, “Seriously? This is phuxing sick...just in SERIOUSLY bad taste. Oh, right it is Madonna.” The next one noted the heavily photoshopped pictures and tweeted, “This is so photoshopped dear god.” On similar lines, another stated, “I’m sorry but that Madonna photo shoot is really taking me out. Like that is Vera Wang levels of photoshop.” While, one concluded, “This is distasteful considering how Marilyn passed away.”
This isn’t cool. Glamorizing suicide is the only takeaway once the shock factor wears off.— James' House (@BlackBelted) October 29, 2021
Must be sad to still need so much attention. And this is so gross.— Vaxxed and wearing a mask #BLM (@NancyKel63104) October 29, 2021
there's something nauseating and embarrassing about this person:— hmm... (@michaelallenmar) October 29, 2021
'Gross and inappropriate':
Madonna, 63, SLAMMED for recreating Marilyn Monroe's DEATH bed scenehttps://t.co/MPvP0lvq0l via @DailyMailCeleb
A desperate aging skank. Just go away. https://t.co/oRIRrtIjWo— Scott (@GreenHornets72) October 30, 2021
Seriously? This is phuxing sick...just in SERIOUSLY bad taste. Oh, right it is Madonna....#EndIgnorance— The Patriot Turtle 🇺🇸 (@Patriot4USA3) October 29, 2021
Madonna under fire for recreating Marilyn Monroe's death for V magazine https://t.co/U306KCSLGr via @pagesix
This is so photoshopped dear god— demon otter jason 😈🦦 (@jaykyle8) October 29, 2021
I’m sorry but that Madonna photo shoot is really taking me out. Like that is Vera Wang levels of photoshop sndbsksbsbdndbdb— Fag 4 Fag (@Tendurag) October 29, 2021
This is distasteful considering how Marilyn passed away.— 🌸𝘮𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢🌸 (@lmsocurious) October 29, 2021