Madonna Feels ‘Raped’ by New York Times Profile That Focuses on Her Age

Madonna, who is 60, said her age "would never have been mentioned" in the article had she been a man

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Madonna said she felt "raped" by a New York Times Magazine profile of her that she believes focuses "on trivial and superficial matters" and fixates on her age.

"To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement," Madonna, 60, wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday about the piece, titled, "Madonna at Sixty."

The music icon said she "spent days and hours and months" with the article author, Vanessa Grigoriadis, who was "invited into a world" that many people don't get to see, but "chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters" such as the ethnicity of Madonna's stand-in or the fabric of her curtains.

The profile, she claims, features never-ending comments about her age, which Madonna said would never have been mentioned had she been a man.

"Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women," Madonna wrote. Even if "they are posing as intellectual feminists."

The New York Times declined to comment Thursday. Grigoriadis, who is a New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair contributor, could not immediately be reached for comment.

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