Once relevant and now three-quarters-forgotten, pop princess Madonna ruffled a few feathers when she dropped an “N” word on her Instagram.
Forget the fact that Madonna’s failed endeavor to reinvent herself by becoming a children’s book author was a farce of Ionesco-sized proportions.
Forget the fact that Madonna now tries to speak using the worst sounding affectation of an English accent since Gwyneth Paltrow hosted Saturday Night Live.
Madonna claims that she is not a racist. Well, I disagree. Use of racial slurs constitutes racism. Plain and simple. Simply regretting the backlash that your use of a racial slur caused does not negate racism. If one uses a racial slur and then feels bad about it because they have undergone some kind of social enlightenment or racial epiphany, that is one thing. However, in my opinion, Madonna only regretted forgetting that she is no longer big and important enough to act this way and get away with it. To quote a well-known Rihanna song: “Don’t tell me you’re sorry ’cause you’re not. Baby when I know you’re only sorry you got caught.”
It would not surprise me in this haphazard melange of fads and poorly-executed imitations that America calls a culture these days, to see something released by Madonna in the next few months. Consider for a moment the idea that Madonna may have acted intentionally to put her name out there again and generate interest. There’s no such thing as bad publicity after all. Just ask Roseanne Barr.
Certainly, while there is no indication that Madonna acted intentionally and I am merely speculating here, stranger things have happened.