Celebrities are finding their actions under intense scrutiny in light of current events.
The Gal Godot-led cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" resulted in mostly backlash.
Now Madonna started another wave via her Instagram.
The video begins with Madonna sitting in a milky bathtub with rose petals.
Regarding the pandemic, she says:
"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."
Ironically, calling it the great equalizer while she sat in a very pretty bathroom in a well-shot bathtub did not go over well with fans.
I adore Madonna but when NHS staff are working without the correct safety equipment, people are running low on food… https://t.co/2cuLECV82t— Lewis (@Lewis)1584960961.0
@Madonna “Made us all equals in many ways” - Madonna, whilst sat in a bathtub full of rose petals with a harp playing in the background— James ⚜️ (@James ⚜️)1584896168.0
@Madonna I’ve been a fan for 28 years now and I’m only 31. However, it’s embarrassing that you haven’t donated a di… https://t.co/YASy5dzcnD— Rekha (@Rekha)1584897475.0
@Madonna Girl if you don't get off social media drop some money to aiding medical professionals right now! They nee… https://t.co/qSvpnuCdad— Ruth Nineke (@Ruth Nineke)1584896117.0
@Madonna Aah, another celebrity panicked about how nobody's talking about them and in response trying to shoehorn t… https://t.co/ii0yOtyLoc— Tiina Wiik 🇫🇮 (@Tiina Wiik 🇫🇮)1584907014.0
The message feels tone deaf against the backdrop of the current situation.
Hospitals are close to exhausting supplies and equipment—including life-saving items such as ventilators. Beds are running short and folks are out of work and in danger of losing their homes.
Madonna is in a bathtub in her house under no danger of eviction or starvation saying "it's made us all equal."
@Madonna Behind the scenes of Madonnas personal assistant filming the video of her in the bathtub https://t.co/Y73jOL5UaG— chloë (@chloë)1584935110.0
@Madonna u just posted cringe bro unsubscribed— Alanah Pearce (@Alanah Pearce)1584941217.0
@Madonna Someone close to you should say NO.— Rita Panahi (@Rita Panahi)1584912498.0
@Madonna Yes. We're equal. My clawfoot tub is also filled with lavender and rose petals as I eat ramen noodles with tap water. #twinning— Biden's Hairy Leg 🦵🌹 (@Biden's Hairy Leg 🦵🌹)1584903045.0
@Madonna The great equalizer? Really? Some people have concierge doctors, Covid19 tests, and in home equipment lik… https://t.co/33Uc3KyAF3— 🔥ASisterforBernie🔥 (@🔥ASisterforBernie🔥)1584903684.0
Reportedly, the 61-year-old singer is self-isolating in London alongside her boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams and daughter Mercy James.
@PopCrave @Madonna ummmmm yeah no, we are not in the same boat sweetie. u are a whole multi millionare.— dutty gyal (@dutty gyal)1584910550.0
@PopCrave @Madonna No! Rich people dont even need to leave their huge mansions, they hire people to do their groceries and other work...— . (@.)1584900206.0
@PopCrave @Madonna Um Chill We All are NOT in the Same boat, Girl You're rich & can afford best healthcare faciliti… https://t.co/TNDizUKJjs— Jatin| #TreePaineStan 🤟 (@Jatin| #TreePaineStan 🤟)1584900804.0
@PopCrave @Madonna The same boat? The delusion popped right on out. Equalizer? Not when only the wealthy are able t… https://t.co/PUlyTjkccc— Chicken Bucket Dress (@Chicken Bucket Dress)1584915667.0
@PopCrave @Madonna I like that she went to her humble guest bathtub for this video— #ILoveMe ❤️ | YT: XtianJoel 🎥 (@#ILoveMe ❤️ | YT: XtianJoel 🎥)1584901058.0
Time will tell whose gestures will be well received and who will draw public condemnation.