Madonna, Your Fans Deserve Better

Dear Madonna,

We can all respect that in your prime you were the pop princess of the ’80s, however I feel like I need to remind you that it is no longer the ’80s and you are no longer the pop princess you once were. Yes you still have fans, and yes they still love you. But having been 2 hours late to the stage here in Brisbane (4 hours late to another show), I have to wonder why they still have so much respect for you? I did some research and apparently you lost quite a lot of respect from your fans during this tour. Turns out saying “bitch I’m Madonna” doesn’t have the same effect when you’re 57 (soon to be 58) in 2016, when your fans have careers and families, oh and not to mention it was the middle of the working week. You may have a ‘Rebel Heart’ but that doesn’t excuse the blatant disrespect you have for your fans, for the music industry, and for the people working with you. No one minds a late night, but if you’re going to perform late, how about you don’t advertise your show to start at 9pm? Okay, maybe you didn’t have a choice in when the show started; but just like every other person with a job, when your boss says you have to show up at a certain time, you show up at that certain time. I won’t get into the allegations that you were drunk, or even that you were lip-syncing the show, that would be petty.

I understand that sometimes things go wrong and you can’t help but come on stage late. These things happen, we get it. However, this is not a one off. As far as my research shows, you haven’t been on time once this tour (for Australia and New Zealand).

Madonna, it’s time to start taking some responsibility. Because, and I’m sorry to say this but, you just aren’t all that any more and your fans deserve more than what you gave them.

I hope we can see some changes for the rest of the tour.

Best Wishes

The World

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