Madonna Compares Album Leak To “Rape” And “Terrorism”
Madonna compared the leak of her upcoming album to “rape” and “terrorism” on Wednesday in a controversial Instagram post that has since been deleted. After 13 of the “unfinished” songs hit the Internet, the singer took to social medial to respond. “Thank you for not listening!” Madonna wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for your loyalty! Thank you for waiting and if you have heard please know they are unfinished demos stolen long ago and not ready to be presented to the world.”
Madonna, who has yet to announce the official title and release date for the album, followed up her previous Instagram post with a more controversial message. “This is artistic rape!!” she wrote. “These are early leaked demo’s half of which wont even make it on my album the other half have changed and evolved. This is a form of terrorism. Wtf!!!! Why do people want to destroy artistic process???” she asked. “Why steal? Why not give me the opportunity to finish and give you my very best?”
Fans took to social media to blast the pop star for her post. “@Madonna how appropriate do you think it is to refer to the theft of your music as ‘terrorism’ days after 132 children are massacred!?” one person wrote, referencing the Taliban’s attack on a school in Pakistan. Someone else tweeted, “You know what else is like rape, Madonna? Nothing. Nothing is like rape. Shut up.” Another noted, “How dare @madonna compare a leaked album to ‘rape or terrorism’. Silly cow. It’s theft and wrong but hardly the same.” What do you think of Madonna’s Instagram post?