Madonna: Covid-19 ‘is the great equalizer,’ it doesn’t ‘care about how rich you are’

Madonna leaves her Madame X world tour in London

Madonna is a famous hypochondriac, right? I’ve seen Truth or Dare and I remember all the stories about how “health conscious” she is and how she’s deathly afraid of being sick. I think the coronavirus has thrown a lot of hypochondriacs for a loop – every fear they’ve had has been realized on a global scale. And what’s the reaction? For Madonna, she’s feeling oddly calm. She filmed herself taking a bath (with rose petals) as she discussed how corona is “the great equalizer.” Not now, Madge. Here’s her message (transcribed by Page Six):

“That’s the thing about COVID-19. It doesn’t care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are. How smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell. It’s the great equalizer and what’s terrible about it is what’s great about it. What’s terrible about it is that it’s made us all equal in many ways, and what’s wonderful about is, is that it’s made us all equal in many ways. Like I used to say at the end of ‘Human Nature’ every night, if the ship goes down, we’re all going down together.”

[From Page Six]

As you can imagine, the comments were like “dafaq” and “actually, poor people will suffer more.” Which is true. I think Madonna was trying to say that anyone, rich or poor, can contract Covid-19 and suffer. But she wrapped up that message in typical Madonna obliviousness. Poor people are being charged thousands of dollars to get tested, if they can even get tested, while rich people have immediate access to free tests. Poor people will suffer more with the economic crash while Madonna will lose millions and still own multiple homes and still be one of the richest women in the world.

You know who else I’ve been thinking about during this self-isolation/quarantine life? Preppers. People who spent years prepping for the apocalypse with go-bags and cash stashes and bunkers and mega-supplies of soap, soup, gasoline, etc. Have we not heard a lot about preppers because they’re literally in their millionaire-prepper bunkers?

Photos courtesy of Backgrid and Instagram.

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  1. Veronica S. says:

    Oh my God shut the hell up, celebrities. Money absolutely makes a difference here. That’s why the wealthy are getting tested and cared for in advance, while the rest of us are cooped up inside much smaller homes, scared and worried, having no certainty of what the future holds.

    • GreenTurtle says:

      Yup, I’m in the DC area, and people with actual symptoms can’t get tested, even when their doctors recommend it. It seems like you have to be in a high risk category and in danger of being hospitalized to get the damn test. No way are our numbers an accurate reflection of the situation here. We have embassies from every country and federal agencies full of people, who traveled frequently until mid-March. Congresspeople, of course, can get tested whenever they like.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Agreed. I love Madonna and all of her support to the LGBTQ community over the decades but we are NOT all on the same boat as her. She can afford the best healthcare money can buy for her and her family. She has enough money to live for several lifetimes while many of us have to work hard just to make ends meet. I do wonder if she has donated money to fight Coronavirus anonymously or otherwise.

    • Nikki* says:

      It’s not a great equalizer; it’s just knocked the poor and middle class down even further, if possible. Two people in my family have been laid off; plenty of my friends have no safety net whatsoever and their income has dried up overnight. This is a nightmare that’s affecting the poor SO MUCH HARDER, c’mon, tone deaf. ps: That’s why talk of business bailouts enrages me now; even in THIS, Trump is trying to make a profit from his “rescue bill” which earmarks a fortune for unspecified business bailouts: his! SO EVIL!

  2. Ana Maria says:

    I love her, but I wish she’d quit messing with her face; she’s entering Jocelyn Wildenstein territory!

    • babsjohnson says:

      Entering ? She’s been there for a while…

    • Quincytoo says:

      I saw her picture and was coming onto post the same thing

      • It’sJustBlanche says:

        yes she needs some help with that. Surely someone can fix it. Her skin looks good but whatever they’ve done to her cheeks and eyes looks terrible. She needs to ask Jane Fonda who she goes to.

    • Carol says:

      I don’t get it because all the fillers and botox she has in her face are not making her look younger. She just looks weird and completely unrelatable.

  3. M.A.F. says:

    Not sure how equal it is when some school districts are telling their teachers they can’t teach remotely because not every student will have a computer or internet access.

    Not sure how equal it is when some countries have a higher elderly count & their health care system can’t handle it.

    Not sure how equal it is when a Cheeto is President & he spent weeks saying it’s a Democratic Hoax & the individual states have to deal with it on their own.

    Not sure how equal it is when professional basketball teams can get tested but us regular folks can’t.

    Not sure how equal it is when people are hoarding food & toilet paper (still baffling) and now stores have to set up hours just for those 65+ can shop without being trample.

  4. Rachel says:

    Her face is like a balloon…give it up Madonna, your not fooling anyone.

  5. Slowsnow says:

    Re: her last video. Uuuurggghhhh why do people who ‘love art’ only mention surrealism, cubism (eventually Impressionism)? It has been a century guys. She likes art that has become glamorous with time. Not art.
    Signed: a fed-up contemporary art curator.
    Ps: not even gonna comment about the stupidity of the rest.

  6. Rose says:

    Her face is nightmarish , I can’t understand why people mess with fillers this much .

    • Meg says:

      Her tone deaf comments here make me feel less bad about dumping on her face, normally id say not for me if thats what she wants but shes tone deaf here so I’ll dump on her
      Is she using too many fillers is that why she looks so puffy? Like pulled too tight from face lifts then using too many fillers? Or is she on unrelated meds causing this because honestly i had a relative on steroids from a serious health issue that caused her face to look like that.

    • Mumbles says:

      It makes me sad. All these years she’s been fronting this “I don’t give a shite what people think about me” attitude, I was hoping she would maintain that zero-fs attitude toward societal prejudices against aging, but nope. It was an act.

    • Onnit says:

      She went waaaaaaaaaaaaay past fillers when she got the chipmunk-like cheek implants. They didn’t look good then, and they never “settled” to suit her face. Now she looks like a Kardashian – except her face looks like Kim’s a$$.

  7. Lily says:

    It always has something to do worh miney. Those traveling are this with the most means. It spreads among the richer families and then it gies in the general population. And then the general population cant get tested or cant get health care in the usa. But elsewhere like in canada, there’s health are for all. I hope the US will votr for the right one next time

  8. Helen says:

    the great equalizer is you giving us your money, madonna.

    that applies to all the 1% – it will only be the “great equalizer” if you redistribute your wealth (or at least pay the tax rate you’re supposed to). otherwise, zip it while the rest of us are terrified of our bills and potential lack of or severe reduction in income in the coming months. i haven’t been sleeping for the past three-four nights because of terror and anxiety regarding the financial future of me and my loved ones. stfu madonna.

    • greenmonster says:

      I woke up from a nightmare last night and knew instantly that it was caused by anxiety creeping up on me. I’m scared of what lies ahead of me/us in the upcoming months and how big the cut in my paycheck could be. So I totally agree, stfu Madonna.

    • Nikki* says:

      Yes, almost everyone I know is extremely worried about lost or non-existent income now. It’s very annoying to hear claptrap about how there’s “equality” in this situation! Truly wishing y’all the very best; hoping you get some better sleep and stay healthy.

  9. OriginalLala says:

    Let these times be a strong lesson for us about celebrities and the rich. Their privilege, tone-deafness, and desperate need for attention is really grating on many people’s last nerves. I am done with them.

  10. Poorellensmith says:

    What a self-absorbed asshole.

    • lowercaselila says:

      Yes, exactly. She bathing in self-righteous self love.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Your comment is too harsh. Madonna’s point is that Coronavirus potentially can kill anyone of us. She is trying to put herself at out level failing to realize that unlimited wealth like hers can minimize the odds of dying from it. If I was her I would donate money to fight this deadly virus and keep my mouth shut. My point is she did not mean to be tone-deaf, cut her some slack.

    • Nan says:

      YES! She is an asshole capital A, thank you. “We’re all in the same boat but mine is a fancy spa tub with rose petals in my mansion”. STFU, Madonna, and by the way, get your eyes checked because that filler isn’t fooling anybody but yourself.

  11. Alexandria says:

    But…IIRC only rich people could get tested in the US before the order was signed right? Correct me if I’m wrong.

  12. ME says:

    Is she insane? A rich celeb who can stay in their mansion for months while their “staff” does their shopping and gets them necessities is far less likely to get this virus than a person who has to take the bus to work at a fast food place or bank or pharmacy, hospital, etc.

  13. Eleonor says:

    She is tone deaf and what is happening is awful and scaring.
    But: in the ’80s during the HIV crisis she was one of the first celebrity to talk about it and raise money.

  14. Guest with Cat says:

    There is nothing beautiful or good about people dying. Or over 60′s in Italy being left untreated because the Healthcare system has collapsed. If we learn some lessons from this virus and apply them to protect the environment or being kinder and better people and fix broken systems then that is making the best out of an absolute nightmare. But it is still a f*cking nightmare.

    She and other celebrities need to keep it real. She grew up working class so I expected better from her. I really think the Botox has frozen her brain.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I think that’s why I feel more angry than scared about this. It took a pandemic to make people aware about how harmful our society has become.

      In the UK there was a lot of discussion about the term ‘unskilled’ workers, a few month ago. Turns out in an midst of a pandemic, when there is a life or death situation, those so-called ‘unskilled’ workers e.g. cleaners, retail workers, delivery drivers, carers, nurses, waste collectors etc are more important than millionaires. Many are on zero hour contracts, no sick pay or protection.

      A few year’s ago, the press was targeting Junior Doctors because they complained about changes to their contract. These are people who hack people’s phones for a living attacking trainee doctors! And the consistent underfunding of the NHS – it was an accident waiting to happen.

      I hope that if this pandemic is resolved, we can keep an awareness and appreciation for these sectors and provide better job protections/ package. But something tells me it’ll be forgotten and we’ll go back to blaming foreigners for everything again.

  15. fluffy says:

    I bet her “petaled ta-ta’s are touching the bottom of the bathtub. That’s all I have.

    • greenmonster says:

      To quote the Golden Girls…

      Blanche:
      Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go take a long, hot, steamy bath with just enough water to barely cover my perky bosoms.

      Sophia:
      You’re only gonna sit in an inch of water?!

      • fluffy says:

        I remember that episode. I’m a guy who was in his early 20′s when Golden Girls was on TV. It was my favorite show. None of my friends could understand this preference. The writing and delivery was some of the best T V ever.

      • Jaded says:

        greenmonster you made my day!!!

        Blanche:
        I once was told I bore a striking resemblance to Miss Cheryl Ladd … although my bosoms are perkier!

        Dorothy:
        Not even if you were hanging upside-down on a trapeze…

      • Spicecake38 says:

        So funny 😂 I needed this laugh!

      • Joanna says:

        I love Golden Girls!! What about Rose and her stories? 🤣

  16. Dana says:

    I can’t stand Madonna, never once did I like her. Her face gives me great pleasure to see her narcissism finally fell into the pool of fillers
    Bahahaha!😆

  17. ChillyWilly says:

    Please, Madonna. Even my bath tub isn’t equal to yours, let alone my access to good healthcare. It looks like the celebrity Covid19 thirst floodgates have opened.

  18. Oc says:

    This crises is not an equalizer. People will lose their jobs, small business will close, even the countries will public health care systems will not br able to take care of all tgeir patients. Rich people and celebs will be fine, they have the funds and the possibility to stay at home safe. I wonder how many of them let their staff stay at home AND are paying their salaries. It piss me off see them acting like they are bored for staying at their big homes with fridges full of food and bank accounts full of money, being able to solve everyting with a call (when they even make the call) and having people to satisfy their wishes quickly.

  19. megs283 says:

    You know, I think those doomsday preppers are finally happy. At least someone is…

    • Nikki* says:

      Gun and ammo sales are going through the roof. Evidently a lot of people think we’re going to disintegrate into violent lawlessness, which scares me a little bit.

  20. Jaded says:

    This from a billionaire. Donate, Madonna. Keep all your hundreds of staff and fart-catchers on full payroll and medical benefits. Give money to food banks. Rally online to have mortgage payments and rents stopped temporarily. But no, you’re using a world pandemic to garner attention to….yourself. Just take your moon face away and do something useful instead of offering inane and self-serving platitudes.

  21. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Cerealism. When you put so much milk and crap in your bath.

  22. Normades says:

    STFU Madge. What a stupid ignorant tone deaf thing to say.

  23. Ann says:

    It’s bizarre that she posted herself in the tub. I don’t want to see anyone sitting naked in their bathtub. C’mon Madge! Just give some money to a company that can make ventilators and shut up!

  24. april says:

    She looks like a not so good version of Christina Aguilara and Kate Hudson.

  25. February Pisces says:

    I’m a huge Madonna fan, but I wish she would stop the filler, it looks so bad, her face literally can’t move. She looked amazing throughout her 40s and even 50s but this is extra.

  26. SJR says:

    Madonna has had far too much whatever done to her face.
    For a trailblazer such as Madonna..stop all this work.
    Respect AND accept yourself!

  27. Citresse says:

    Another graduate from the school of jack face.

  28. Jana says:

    Yeah Madonna, Corona Virus is like aging, it happens to everyone, rich or poor. Think about that before you do anything else to your face~which you have ruined. Also, you need your roots done.