Twitter users body-shame Madonna, question if she has butt implants after NYE performance
On New Year's Eve, Madonna gave a surprise performance at New York City's Stonewall Inn, alongside her 13-year-old son David Banda. After midnight, they performed her classic 1989 hit 'Like A Prayer', plus a cover of Elvis Presley's 'Can't Help Falling in Love'. And just before midnight, Madge delivered a speech to the crowd, advising everyone to start the new year with kindness.
"If we truly took the time to get to know one another, we would find that we all bleed the same color and we all need to love and be loved," said the 60-year-old Queen of Pop. "Let's remember who and what we are fighting for - ourselves, for each other."
She continued, "Let's take a minute to reflect on how we can bring more love and peace into 2019, let's look at how we can bring random acts of kindness. Maybe we can find an opening to bring the light in. Are you ready to do that?"
To see a clip of the performance that's sent Twitter into overdrive, check out the video below:
At that point, the audience in the venue probably roared with approval. However, the Twitter-verse said, "Hell no!"
"#Madonna modeling adult diapers now," joked one person.
Upon seeing photos of Madonna's NYE performance, several fans noticed her curvaceous derrière. Twitter users speculated over whether the Material Girl got butt implants, while others cracked jokes about her ample booty, wondering what could be the cause?
One Twitter user remarked, "Did anyone see the pics of @Madonna on stage [at] New Year's Eve? Looks like someone got [butt] implants off Craigslist."
Another added, "Rumour is @Madonna came straight from filming a Hemorrhoids Ad [sic]."
"I hope she's wearing some sort of butt cushion," a third remarked.
"I don't think it's a butt implant, I think it's a wallet stuffed with money," a fourth speculated.
"I've had plastic surgery so I'm all for it in moderation," tweeted one fan. "BUT the doctor who did this to Madonna is ass wrong for this. Is Madonna trying to be a Kardashian? I'm not trying to body shame but young girls see this. Girls don't go this far have pride in your body and what you have!"
Another fan leaped to Madonna's defense, writing, "Leave Madonna alone , we will all be old one day , she has made her money and has given a great life to children that would be poverty stricken or dead if it wasn't for her !!! She can do what she wants , she's a great humanitarian !!! [sic]"
Others questioned Madonna's motivation for potentially getting butt implants, supporting her decision if it was for herself, but not if she did it as "some weird publicity thing".
"If someone wants surgery, they can do it, their body their choice. But MANNNNN, beauty standards today somehow made Madonna get a botched butt surgery... yikes," remarked another Twitter user.
Was Madonna packing a George Costanza wallet, an adult diaper, some type of cozy butt cushion, or showing off Kardashian-esque implants? Who knows? I called the New York Police Department to see if they could assign some detectives to solve this mystery, but unfortunately, they were not interested. And they were very rude. Jerks.
Either way, the Queen of Pop appeared to address the speculation on Instagram, writing that she was "desperately seeking no one's approval". Yeah, you do you, Madonna, butt implants or not.
Well, who cares about Madonna's butt, anyway? Shouldn't we be paying more attention to Madonna's words, as she implored the crowd to treat each other with love and respect? No? You still want to scrutinize her perplexing booty? Fine! Have at it. I'll try calling the NYPD again. We have to get to the bottom of this.