June 12, 2012, 10:48 am Alanna Lawson The Hype

In the 80's and 90's Madonna was celebrated for her fearless persona, erotic video clips, and feminist ideals. Her 'blonde ambition' pushed the envelope in every way possible, and then some. But critics are touting her most recent stage stunt as a sign of desperation.


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Last week Madonna, 53, hit the stage in Istanbul, Turkey, and flashed her right breast to a crowd of over 55,000 people.

The controversial mum of four was performing "Human Nature" when she began disrobing in a strip-tease style dance routine. After removing her shirt entirely she pulled down her bra-strap to give the audience a brief X-rated show.

Madge also created uproar last week when during a show in Tel Aviv a swastika appeared onscreen during her performance of 'Nobody Knows Me.'

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Madonna lets the nip slip during a show in Istanbul. Credit: YouTube

Entertainment critic Liz Jones of the Daily Mail says that now in her sixth generation Madonna probably feels the need to keep being outrageous to stay relevant, but all she is exposing is her desperation.

"She thinks she is being shocking when, in fact, she is being boring. We've seen it all before," writes Jones.

"Madonna is determined to convince us and herself that being in her sixth decade does not mean she is no longer a sexual, desirable being.

"Well, I’m sorry, love, but it does. It's over. The referee has blown his whistle and the chequered flag has come down."

Madonna during her stage show in Istanbul. Credit:

Here at Hype HQ, we have to say that while we think it's fabulous that Madonna is still very proud of her body, we too question why she feels the need to expose herself to create a news headline. Isn't she better than that?

Granted, we will always remember her as the strong, liberated Queen of Pop who said it was OK to embrace one's sexuality - heck this woman invented the nipple slip! - but we wouldn't mind seeing a new transformation for the luminary.

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, if you are reading this, transform yourself into the accomplished, mature legend of the music that is already inside you. And embrace your age. That would shock us most.

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  1. elie09:58am Saturday 20th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    -Stunning performance for a lady deserving admiration for her looks at 53, a figure and massive wealth supporting an enviable status that the majority of us can only dream about. I'm impressed and brush off these negative comments emanating from obvious envy.

  2. raf E06:58pm Monday 16th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Madonna star has expired long time ago, and this just a prove , Madonna simply is trying to run away from the fact that she is over 50 and to satisfy herself she start using these cheap shoots to bring attention to her??U r an old women Madonna and I believe that terrible things are going to take place in ur life in the next coming years??so get ready

  3. John E05:59pm Monday 16th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Has anyone considered that she is in stunning shape for a 53 yo. Perhaps there is some envy and body consciousness happening amongst our commentors here. Simply a very sexual woman.

  4. Bonneville04:48pm Monday 16th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    another has been showing her tits off again. where cant they retire with dignity?

  5. Nana04:44pm Monday 16th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse


  6. Ghost Hunter10:32am Saturday 16th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Does the term " BUSH-PIG " ring any bells ???

  7. Joanne09:36pm Thursday 14th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    just WHY???

  8. Damian07:16pm Thursday 14th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Is there anyone that hasn't seen Madonna naked? She was a skank in her 20's and 30's. Now she's in her mid 50's, it's downright embarrassing. Erp, I just threw up a little in my mouth.

  9. lynd05:14pm Thursday 14th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    hi Madonna, we're the same age, I am a single parent of 5, I still feel fun, feminist and full of life...but I see in my kids that they while they want to know that aging isn't the end of life they also need to see that we can grow older, wiser and full of an inner confidence that can guide and shape the world better than the partying plutocrats that are, as I write, destroying their future...........

  10. Michelle02:06pm Thursday 14th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Your kids must be soooo proud of you. Think of them and not the fact you are aging and the average age of a grandmother for gods sake. you have nothing to prove.


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