In a new Instagram post, Madonna says her Met Ball outfit was a political statement against an ageist and sexist society. The outfit, designed by Riccardo Tischi for Givenchy, consisted of strategic cutouts, draped lace, body jewelry, and thigh-high leather boots.
She was immediately cut down by certain haters across social media.
Writes Madonna on Instagram:
We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women’s rights we are still in the dark ages. My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement.
The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society. I have never thought in a limited way and I’m not going to start. We cannot effect change unless we are willing to take risks By being fearless and By taking the road leas (sic) traveled by. Thats how we change history.
If you have a problem with the way I dress it is simply a reflection of your prejudice. I’m not afraid to pave the way for all the girls behind me‼️ As Nina Simone once said, the definition of freedom is being fearless. I remain Unapologetic and a Rebel ❤️ in this life and all the others. Join my fight for Gender. Equality! 🙏🏻
A few more Instagrams she posted the night of the ball.