Madonna may not know it but has a friend in Kathy Griffin! The comedian recently defended the music icon against internet trolls who attacked the Queen of Pop for her recent hospitalization.
The stand-up personality is no stranger to sharing their unfiltered opinions on topics that others might find sensitive. While her statements are often seen as controversial, the 62-year-old won hearts with her return to criticism from the “Vogue” singer.
Following the revelation of the seven-time Grammy winner’s health issues, there have been insensitive comments about the artist’s condition. The “My Life on the D-List” star addressed those unsolicited opinions about the pop legend in a powerful post.
Kathy Griffin claims people making Madonna jokes were driven by ageism and misogyny
In his latest Instagram update, the Oak Park native shared a recently posted TikTok video. The clip, titled “Just a few words about #Madonna,” captured the comedian’s perspective on the petty reactions to the singer’s illness.
Filming herself at home in what appeared to be her pajamas, the Primetime Emmy Award winner explained that she wanted to support the ‘Material Girl’ hitmaker despite having no relationship with the 64-year-old.
“I don’t know what’s going on with Madonna, I don’t know, but I love her and I want to defend her,” the comedian began. “I have never met her. Of course, I’ve seen her in concert because I’m a gay man, and I think she’s provided the world with decades of music and entertainment.
The red-haired entertainer said she was unhappy with the inappropriate comments about the cultural icon, noting that people called her condition a joke. The 62-year-old said: ‘I don’t like the way people are already piling up and making fun of her being very sick or collapsed, and she will be fine. We don’t know anything yet.
Putting herself in the ‘4 Minutes’ singer’s shoes, the Oak Park native claimed the hatred against Madonna stemmed from people’s opinions of her age and gender, a treatment she was familiar with. In the words of the GLAAD Media Award winner:
“I’ll be honest; I think a lot of it is about ageism and misogyny. Sorry, but you know, as a 62-year-old girl, I deal with it all the time, and it freaks Madonna out!”
Responding to comments about the “Hung Up” artist’s beauty enhancements, Griffin noted that people should focus on restoring the blonde beauty. The comedian chimed in, “So I don’t care about his charges; they will go away if she wants to. I care about his health.
“And I’m glad she can get back on this tour, and the tour is the biggest hit, and it should be awesome,” the Oak Park native concluded with a bright smile. As mentioned above, fans reacted positively to her post, echoing similar sentiments in the comments.
Many have reflected on Madonna’s legacy, paying tribute to the 64-year-old for her contributions to the LGBTQ community. Someone wrote: “I agree with you. Many seem to have forgotten how she stood with the LGBTQ community from the start, especially during the AIDS crisis.
“The younger generation doesn’t give her the respect she deserves, especially when it comes to all the work she’s done for the gay community,” echoed another. A third commenter kindly wrote, “Women supporting women. Rare… you are the best, Kathy! PS, I’m also a gay girl.
The Golden Globe Award winner was hospitalized after being discovered unconscious
News of the ‘Like a Prayer’ hitmaker’s condition began to spread after the music icon was rushed to a hospital in New York City on Saturday, June 24.he mother of six was found unconscious and had to be intubated for at least one night.
Luckily she wasn’t dependent on the tube, which was removed once the 64-year-old became alert. His eldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, would have been next to the artist throughout his health crisis. As for what went wrong, the media personality’s longtime manager Guy Oseary explained in a social media post.
Speaking to her Instagram page on Wednesday, Madonna’s rep revealed that the “Daddy Don’t Preach” artist had “developed a serious bacterial infection which led to a several-day stay in intensive care.”
Although a source claimed the Wembley Square of Fame inductee was ‘out of ICU’, Oseary said in her post that ‘she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.
The incident happened months after Madonna announced her plans for a “Celebration” tour in honor of the 40th anniversary of her music career. The show was supposed to start on July 15, but the singer’s manager confirmed it had been postponed.