Madonna Causes Social Media Meltdown By Licking Water Out Of Dog Bowl
Madonna had social media users up in arms after she shared a video to her Instagram account in which she appeared to lick water out of a bowl.
The post, which one user dubbed ’embarrassing’ and ‘disgusting,’ featured the 64-year-old pop music icon posing for still photos before transitioning to a blurry clip of her on all fours as she put her head just above the bowl.
The clip, which grossed out several viewers on Twitter, was released shortly after the rapper 50 Cent reignited a feud with her after he called her a ‘grandma’ while mocking a video of her angrily lip syncing to a song by Baby Keem.
The Material Girl hitmaker was seen riding a motorbike in the latest images as she showed off her figure in the skimpy outfit.
She teamed the leg-flashing shorts with daring fishnet tights and over-the knee suede black boots as she put on an animated display.
Madonna completed her look with a furry green T-shirt with a black under-top and wore white framed sunglasses and a huge silver necklace to accessorize, and she wore her red tresses in curly waves.
But the section that seemed to offend several social media users was a break in the midst of her slideshow that cut to video of her seem to leaning down for a drink in a silver dog bowl inside the garage.
A close look suggests that the pop icon didn’t actually lick it, as she appears to stick her tongue out and merely get close to the bowl.
It seems to be a playful (and overly literal) response to the song that soundtracked her slide show, the 1969 proto-punk classic I Wanna Be Your Dog by The Stooges.
The song was ranked number 314 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list as of 2021, and it has been covered by numerous artists.
Madonna even reused the song herself when she sampled it for her 2005 song I Love New York.
‘#Madonna shared another embarrassing & disturbing video on #Instagram where she licked water out of a dog bowl,’ complained one Twitter user. ‘On a scale of 1–10, with 10 being #Kanye, I’m pretty sure this has gotta be like an 8.’
Others were angered by the artists seeming resistance to acting her age.
‘Grow up already!!!’ seethed one user. ‘Your to old to be licking a dog bowl..your not the material girl no more your like the stupid nut job girl [sic].’
‘I wouldn’t let my dog drink out of a bowl Madonna licked!’ joked another person.
One user compared Madonna to a dog and joked that she ‘humped a stranger’s leg.’
Another simply wondered, ‘Why is Madonna licking a dog bowl?’
One user joked that Madonna’s video simply went over the naysayers’ heads.
‘You’re just not “sophisticated” enough to understand Madonna’s art,’ they tweeted. ‘The water in the dog bowl symbolizes the inadequate spiritual nourishment of capitalism; the dog bowl symbolizes the degradation of servitude and slavery.
They saved a final barb for the conclusion: ‘The coyote ugliness of the artist symbolizes … ugly.’