Since first bursting on the music scene in the early 1980's, pop legend Madonna has made a name for herself as a quadruple threat: she can sing, dance, act, and provoke. Her music videos became a prime fixture on MTV, and she has kept critics off guard over the years by constantly reinventing her persona, first in legacy media, and later on the Internet.
But then social media came along - and "the image Madonna spent three decades refining has begun to unravel," says pop critic Peter Robinson. She described online leaks of her new album as "terrorism" and "artistic rape," causing even her fans to cringe. She misspelled the name of "Avicii," one of the top producer/DJ's on the contemporary music scene. An online spoof imagines her daughter disconnecting Madonna's Internet, in the hopes of salvaging her career.
"These attempts to be down with the kids," says Robinson, "have instead hinted that, actually, at 56, she might be completely out of touch." Courtesy The Guardian.