Another day, another celebrity coming out on the internet. Madonna is the latest: this weekend, the pop icon posted a video on TikTok with the caption, “If I miss, I’m Gay.” The singer then tosses her underwear towards a waste basket, misses and then gestures “Oh well.”
Some fans are sending their support for the sixty-four-year-old, who has long been a gay icon. But others are speculating that Madonna is just jumping on the latest bandwagon. Cockburn laughed out loud at a tweet that read, “Doesn’t Madonna do this once every couple of hundred years?”
Cockburn has noticed that it now seems passé to be straight, as many ladies scramble to get out of the “straight white woman” box. The model Emily Ratajkowski also came out as bisexual the same week as Madonna — and Tuesday October 11 is apparently “National Coming Out Day.” Cockburn finds it hard to blame them: if straight white women are headed toward the same fate as straight white men, perhaps survival instinct is kicking in to help them escape their doom.
Social media doesn’t seem to be falling for it. Tweeters have replied to the apparent news of the celeb’s latest sexual orientation by saying “don’t be surprised if the whole industry come out as part of lgbtq, that’s big clout nowdays tbh.” Another said, “good for you for coming out every year Madonna.”
The video is just the latest stage in Madonna’s frantic attempt to grasp onto her youth. Earlier this month the singer was spotted locking lips with twenty-six-year-old Dominican rapper and content creator Tokischa. What’s a mere forty years? In April this year fans were “unsettled” after she debuted yet another facelift, leaving her completely unrecognizable.
Who knows what’s next for Madonna? Perhaps her hunt for relevance will lead her to come out as trans. We know for a fact she wouldn’t be squeamish about the surgeries…