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Madonna continued to shock fans with her ever-changing appearance at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards that were held at the Crypto [dot] com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5th, as she looked practically “unrecognizable” when she took to the stage to introduce a performance by Sam Smith and Kim Petras.
Piers Morgan, who is always quick to throw his two cents in, cruelly shared a closeup of the “Back That Up to the Beat” singer on Twitter with the caption: “I thought Halloween was in October?” But he wasn’t the only one, as many Grammy viewers also took to Twitter to voice their own opinions about the 64-year-old musician’s appearance.
I thought Halloween was in October? pic.twitter.com/IJ8bizlhVB
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 6, 2023
Fans Discuss Madonna’s Appearance At The Grammys On Twitter
“Whaaaaaat happened to Madonna’s face?!” one fan asked. “This legit looks like a Madonna impersonator with pics of the real Madonna in the background. She really [expletive] up her face,” added another. “Madonna looks good for her age… if her age is 2,700-year-old vampire who eats babies and small animals alive,” quipped another. “Has Madonna been nominated for ‘Best New Face’ at this year’s Grammy Awards?” jibed another.
Another fan thought Madonna gave "Bratz Doll vibes" while someone else said "I don’t believe for a second this is an actual photograph of Madonna," which many other users agreed with. "I don’t hate Madonna for doing this to herself. I hate that we live in a society where she thinks she has to do this to herself," another fan wrote, while another took a different stance, adding, "I’m sorry everyone who thinks that Madonna somehow pressured by society doesn’t know Madonna."
A Plastic Surgeon Weighs In On Madonna's Changing Face
Many fans and critics have longed to hear what the experts think about the "Frozen" singer's new look, to try and put an end to some of the speculation and try and discover what she could have had done to contribute to her current appearance. According to the Daily Mail, many industry professionals believe she has had everything from "excessive filler and Botox" to a facelift and even a nose job, with Dr. Michael Horn, a board-certified plastic surgeon from Chicago, Illinois telling the pub that he believes that her current look has to be the result of going under the knife very recently.
"Over the years, Madonna has seemingly undergone numerous plastic surgery procedures," Horn speculated, adding that he thinks one of those procedures was a facelift, which in his opinion is "obvious" because her skin appeared "tight and pulled back with no wrinkle." He went on to say that "her eyes also seem smaller, likely due to being pulled during a facelift."
"Last night’s appearance at the Grammy’s showed the most different-looking version of Madonna we have seen," he stated, before suggesting that he believes she also underwent rhinoplasty. "Madonna previously had a natural nose that suited her face. It appears as if she had rhinoplasty since this version has a pointy tip and seems too narrow," he said.
Has Madonna Had Fresh Botox And Fillers?
"Botox was also evident on many areas of her face," Horn said, noting the lack of "expression lines and wrinkles" and "minimal facial movement" when she was speaking. "What is most noticeable and striking is the drastic change in Madonna’s facial shape into a more V-shaped structure," he added. "She has seemingly used excessive filler over time, giving her face a full appearance and taking away from the natural and pleasing bone structure she once had. Her cheekbones are more prominent than ever and appear unnaturally high."
Has Madonna Had A Brow Lift?
Horn also referenced her eyebrows and hairline, which suggests to him that "she had a brow lift which is made more noticeable by her thin eyebrows, which were formerly thick."
The world is threatened by my power and my stamina. My intelligence and my will to survive. But they will never break me this is all the test. pic.twitter.com/XvcaaG0Rrs
— Madonna (@Madonna) February 7, 2023
Madonna Hits Back At Criticism Over Her Appearance: 'Ageism' And 'Misogyny'
On Tuesday, February 7th, the seven-time Grammy winner posted the following message on Twitter, alongside a recent picture of herself: "The world is threatened by my power and my stamina. My intelligence and my will to survive. But they will never break me. This is all the test." That same day, she also took to her Instagram account to hit back at the negative comments about her appearance, which she felt overshadowed her speech which was about honoring "fearless artists" like Smith and Petras.
"It was an honor for me to introduce Kim Petras and Sam Smith at the Grammys," she captioned a video of her time at the Grammys."I wanted to give the last award which was album of the year, but I thought it was more important that I present the first trans woman performing at the Grammys – a history making moment!! And on top of that she won a Grammy!!"
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She then went on to note that "many people chose to only talk about close-up photos of me taken with a long lens camera by a press photographer that would distort anyone’s face!!" Madonna added: "Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45 and feels the need to punish her if she continues to be strong-willed, hard-working and adventurous." "I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I have made nor the way that I look or dress and I’m not going to start," she continued. "I have been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career but I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come."
"In the words of Beyonce, 'You won’t break my soul.'" She concluded by saying: "I look forward to many more years of subversive behavior – pushing boundaries – standing up to the patriarchy – and most of all enjoying my life."
Madonna Shares Rare Family Photos With All 6 Kids on Thanksgiving https://t.co/MHJlbS0wF1 So sad U cant even recognize Madonna anymore! She's finally a freak now! Her daughter is gorgeous Mom never ever was as beautiful! Chasing the youth factor is so sad!
— Susan C (@swc1255) November 29, 2022
Fans Call Madonna’s Face 'Unrecognizable' In Thanksgiving Pictures: 'She Looks Like A Bratz Doll'
Madonna's Grammys look comes just a few months after she shocked fans with her appearance at Thanksgiving, which she shared with all six of her children – Lourdes Leon, 26, Rocco Ritchie, 22, David Banda, 17, Chifundo 'Mercy' James, 16, and ten-year-old twins Stella and Estere. And luckily for fans, the "Vogue" singer shared some pictures of her enjoying the holiday with her brood on her Instagram account on November 25th!
Rocking long, red, curly hair and a black corset dress (not your average Thanksgiving attire, we must say!) Madonna shared several pictures of herself with her children, including one great shot of all seven of them posing for the camera! But although her 18.6M followers were grateful that she shared a snippet of her beautiful family’s Thanksgiving on social media, fans couldn’t help but comment on the "Hung Up" singer’s truly "unrecognizable" appearance, with one saying she "looks like a Bratz doll" due to all the alleged plastic surgery, Botox and fillers she *must* have had done, and many, many others simply begging her to stop!
Fans Say Madonna Looks Unrecognizable
"Can't even recognize Madonna anymore," one fan commented. "She doesn’t even look like herself anymore," stated another. "Why, why all the Botox and fillers! She is unrecognizable," another fan commented. "The Madonna we want now is long gone I don’t know what she’s done to her face," wrote another. "Nice Family but Madonna looks so strange! Doesn’t look like Madonna at all!" exclaimed another fan, while another fan simply said, "Clearly that’s not the real Madonna." "Artist formerly known as Madonna," another fan commented, while another asked the question on many fans' lips: "What have you done to yourself?"
Fans Think 'No One Looks Happy' In The Photos
Others thought that the "Material Girl" hitmaker and the family actually looked quite miserable in the holiday pictures. "Where is the joy? Where are the smiles? Where is Madonna? (All that work on her face has made her unrecognizable)," one fan wrote. "Seriously the creepiest photos ever," noted another. "Where is Madonna? Why is everyone looking so unhappy? Strange!" questioned another. "There’s no joy in these photos," another observant fan noticed. "It's really creepy how no one looks actually happy," echoed another. "The children look miserable and traumatized sad," said another fan.
Fans Beg Madonna To Stop With The Plastic Surgery
Other fans couldn’t hide their disappointment with the change in the "Like A Virgin" singer's appearance, with others going as far as to beg her to stop having cosmetic work done! "What happened to Madonna’s face? It looks so bad. So sad," one disappointed fan wrote, followed by a crying emoji. "Madonna you have got to stop with the surgery. This is not a good look," pleaded another. "Please stop ruining your once beautiful face with plastic surgery," begged another fan.
This Isn't The First Time Madonna's Appearance Has Been Criticized
Of course, this isn’t the first time Madonna has sparked concern with her appearance on social media, as back in October, many fans likened her to 53-year-old "Tainted Love" musician Marilyn Manson after she posted a short video of herself rocking faded pink hair and a makeup-free complexion on Instagram.
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"This is just sad to watch," one disappointed fan commented, while another said: "This is breaking my heart. I’ve been a fan since day one. I miss that look." Many other fans simply refused to believe that the woman in the pictures was the real deal, with one saying, "Who are you? Who is impersonating Madonna? I don’t recognize you," and another asking, "What did you do to Madonna? Where is she?"
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And a few months prior to that, Madonna's fans sounded off in the comments section to Instagram clips of her on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which she appeared on back in August to promote Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones. "Loved her then love her now but she needs to rethink her appearance. Please Gorgeous Queen – grow older gracefully & not like this," one forever-fan begged the musician.
"The amount of fillers Madonna gets makes her look like an Alien. She probably is so beautiful if she hadn’t altered her face. Being someone who grew up on Madonna, this is HARD to look at," wrote another, while another bluntly said: "Her plastic surgery is terrible." Yikes!