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Madonna on age jokes: No-one would dare say that about being gay

Nick Duffy February 27, 2015

Madonna has attacked jibes about her age – claiming people wouldn’t dare make “degrading remarks” about sexuality.

The singer took a tumble at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday, when a dance routine went awry during a live performance.

The internet quickly filled with jokes about the 56-year-old following the mishap – when a backing dancer pulled her over by her cape.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Madonna attacked the hurtful jibes about her age – comparing it to homophobia and racism.

She said: “It’s still the one area where you can totally discriminate against somebody, and talk s**t. Because of their age. Only females, though. Not males.

No one would dare to say a degrading remark about being black or dare to say a degrading remark on Instagram about someone being gay.”

“But my age – anybody and everybody would say something degrading to me. And I always think to myself, why is that accepted?

“What’s the difference between that and racism, or any discrimination? They’re judging me by my age. I don’t understand.

“I’m trying to get my head around it. Because women, generally, when they reach a certain age, have accepted that they’re not allowed to behave a certain way.

“But I don’t follow the rules. I never did, and I’m not going to start.”

Earlier this month, the singer joined hook-up app Grindr to chat to her gay fans.

More: age, ageism, Awards, Brit, degrading remarks, Gay, Homophobia, Madonna, singer

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