The queen has fallen
News flash: Madonna can't spell.
Unfortunately, the Queen of Pop's problems don't end there.
The poor old gal has become the latest victim of social media do-gooders, who are blasting her for putting up pictures of Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela on her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages to promote her latest album Rebel Heart, which will be released in March.
The Photoshopped images show the civil rights icons with their faces bound in black cord in imitation of the album cover, which shows Madonna similarly cinched.
The 56-year-old US singer has been trying to make cord-wrapped heads a thing for a while. And aside from Mandela and King, she's also uploaded or reposted photos of John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana and the Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio.
The comments left under Mandela's and King's photos have evinced the most vitriol, and many under Mandela's #rebelheart picture are predictably stern.
"No! I've supported you through every risky choice before, but this is wrong," reads a comment from a woman named Marsha Lanier. "You are exploiting human rights icons for marketing reasons. NOT acceptable. Just unliked you."
Some comments are more unhinged, less grammatical and misspelled:
"Madonna. Mandela is a good person and believe in god Not Like You Worshiping Satan!!! Your not a winner your a loser !!!" said one Alyssa Bianca.
Madonna finally addressed the brouhaha last Friday with a semi-apology, which also happened to be misspelled.
"I'm sorry," she wrote. "I'm not comparing myself to anyone. I'm admiring and acknowledging there (sic) Rebel Hearts."
She continued to defend herself: "This is niether (sic) a crime or (sic) an insult or racist!"
Who would have thought that the person behind Papa Don't Preach doesn't know the difference between "there" and "their"?
This is pretty much why I avoid posting anything on social media, aside from drunken, topless party selfies - it's just not worth the hassle.
In the old days before social media, Madonna could stir up controversy without having to deal directly with thousands of haters.
I bet it was cool being a celebrity when you didn't really have to mingle with the "little people".
Now the little people can go to your Facebook page and tell the whole world that you worship Satan.
Where's the fun in that?
Aside from the potential to make loads of money, I can't really understand why anyone wants to be famous these days.
Madonna was once MADONNA.
She answered to no one. She apologised for nothing.
Now she's being forced to explain herself to a bunch of self-righteous keyboard warriors.
Anyway, y'all can get your kicks haranguing pop stars.
I'd rather just listen to the music.
Not Madonna's, of course.