Insiders say her bizarre, Norma Desmond-like “Quarantine Diaries” on Instagram, coming on the heels of her recent disastrous “Madame X” concert tour, is proof the 61-year-old star has lost touch with her audience.
“I worshipped her, we all did,” said someone who has worked with Madonna in recent years and has ties to her inner circle. “I still do, but I’m disappointed. It’s like she’s selling out to keep getting attention and she doesn’t know how weird she’s coming off. I keep hoping she’ll snap out of it.”
The Material Girl’s “Quarantine Diaries” show the icon at a typewriter late at night, mumbling about her existential and physical angst. In one, Madonna shows a close-up of a gummy-bear edible she uses to ward off her hip and knee pain. She also said she misses “interacting with people” and often cannot sleep. In another, she says she’s lost three friends “in the last 24 hours” though it’s not clear if they died of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, a video she posted of herself naked in a bathtub and calling the virus “the great equalizer” was deleted after blowback about her wealth and privilege.
Some of what Madonna posts online is fun, like videos of her singing with son David, 14, or snippets of her 8-year-old twin daughters, Estere and Stella, working out with Madonna’s Bronx-born personal trainer Marlyn Ortiz. But then there was the cringe-worthy one of her singing “Vogue” into a hairbrush with lyrics about fried fish.
Even a longtime fan, nightlife columnist Michael Musto, told The New York Post it was “one of the worst things I’ve ever seen.”
Howard Stern grilled Rosie O’Donnell about her friend Madonna last week, referencing the “milk bath” video and asking if Rosie can ever “be honest” with Madonna and tell her she’s coming off badly. Rosie said yes, but Madonna “won’t listen.”
New York Post: Insiders: Madonna won’t listen to anyone about her disastrous Instagram
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