Social media users were outraged after Madonna posted an Instagram video where she appeared to drink water from a bowl like an animal.
One person called the post “embarrassing” and “disgusting” or very unworthy of a supposed legendary figure.
The video began with the 64-year-old pop diva posing for still photographs before transitioning to a grainy video of her on all fours, her head just above the bowl.
It grossed out some Twitter users shortly after it was posted after 50 Cent reignited their feud by criticizing a video of her violently lip-syncing to a Baby Keem song and referring to her as a “grandma.”
In recent photos, the “Material Girl” hitmaker was seen riding a motorcycle while dressed provocatively.
Madonna accessorized her look with a fuzzy green T-shirt with a black undershirt, white-framed sunglasses, a massive silver necklace, and curling red hair. However, a pause in her slideshow that transitioned to a video of her drinking from a silver dog bowl in the garage appeared to enrage several social media users.
Close examination reveals that the pop icon did not lick the bowl, as she appears to stick her tongue out and approach it. It appears to be a playful (and extremely literal) response to the music accompanying her slide show, The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” a proto-punk classic from 1969.
Numerous artists have covered the song, ranked 314 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2021.
Madonna sampled the song in her 2005 single I Love New York. It was very awkward to look at. Nonetheless, Twitter users are not to blame for their shock and outrage.
The number of fans who were outraged by the artist’s apparent refusal to act her age cannot be overstated. It even sparked debate among fans, with some claiming that their idol should now mature and others claiming that they had misinterpreted her creative intent. One person yelled angrily, “Grow up already!”
They claimed Madonna was too old to lick a dog bowl. She is no longer the material girl but a foolish “nut job girl.” Another person joked that she would not let my dog drink from a bowl that Madonna had licked.
One commenter compared Madonna to a dog and joked that she should hump a stranger’s leg.
Nonetheless, some defended her, claiming that the critics simply did not understand Madonna’s video. They tweeted that Madonna’s detractors aren’t “sophisticated” enough to appreciate her work. The water in the dog bowl represents capitalism’s insufficient spiritual nutrition, while the dog bowl itself represents the degradation of servitude and slavery.
Although the dog bowl segment of the slideshow received the most attention, Madonna also tweeted a provocative image of herself squatting provocatively over a bottle of Sriracha spicy sauce while leaning against a condiment rack.