Madonna Tweets Joke About ‘Swelling From Surgery’ Following Grammys Appearance

True to type, Madonna is utilizing sarcasm and self-awareness to reclaim the narrative round her closely criticized look on the 2023 Grammy Awards.

On Monday, the Queen of Pop alluded to the media firestorm that ensued after she appeared on the Feb. 5 ceremony whereas sharing a new photo of herself on Twitter.

“Look how cute i am now that swelling from surgery has gone down. Lol,” she wrote alongside the picture, which seems to have been taken amid preparations for her forthcoming Celebration Tour. She then concluded the tweet with a laughing emoji.

Madonna, a seven-time Grammy winner, briefly took the stage on the 2023 ceremony to introduce Sam Smith and Kim Petras. She was a becoming alternative provided that “Unholy,” Smith and Petras’ smash single, melds sexual and spiritual imagery in the identical vein as her personal 1989 traditional, “Like a Prayer.”

“I’m here to give thanks to all the rebels out there, forging a new path and taking the heat for all of it,” she stated of Smith, who’s nonbinary, and Petras, a transgender lady.

Madonna on the 2023 Grammy Awards.

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Unfortunately, not everybody was listening. Instead, Madonna drew on-line scorn for her look, with many hurling out accusations of cosmetic surgery and different beauty interventions.

“Can’t wait for Madonna’s new film ‘Desperately Seeking Surgeon,’” one person wrote, nodding to the Material Girl’s seminal efficiency in 1985’s “Desperately Seeking Susan.”

“Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in,” the 64-year-old wrote. “A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45 And feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong-willed, hard-working, and adventurous.”

“I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I have made nor the way that I look or dress and I’m not going to start,” she continued. “I have been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career but I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come.”