The Queen Of Pop, Madonna, Criticizes Instagram
Somebody needed to say it.
It seems that nobody today is immune to the impact of social media as a pop legend, Madonna has spoken out about the detrimental effects Instagram can have.
During promotion for her recently-released album, Madame X, Madonna spoke of the negative side of social media and the impact these apps can have on younger people.
Fresh from her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest, Madonna opened up about Instagram in particular, in a conversation with The Sun in which she said that the social network is “made to make you feel bad”.
The singer, who has over 13million followers on Instagram herself, went on to say that “you get caught up in comparing yourself to others... People are really a slave to winning people’s approvals.”
She explained that she “was lucky enough to have a life as an artist before the phone and Instagram and social media… Because [she] did have that time to develop as an artist and a human without feeling the pressure of judgment of other people or comparing [her]self to other people”.
Madonna’s comments come at a time when more and more people are becoming openly critical of Instagram and its fellow social networks. Celebrities-cum-activists such as Jameela Jamil have picked up sites such as Instagram on the way they promote certain body ideals, whilst shows such as Black Mirror have highlighted the dangers of social media more widely.
As a mother of children aged ranging from 6 to 22, it is no surprise that Madonna is more than aware of the damaging effects these networks can have. And for speaking out about it we say good on you, Madge!