Madonna has always been an eccentric performer. Nothing can surprise her devoted fans, but critics seem to have forgotten her theatrical tendencies. Following Madge's "Tears of a Clown" show at Melbourne's Forum Theatre March 10, media outlets, includingThe Sun, wrote that the singer was either drunk or high. In Madonna's wild performance, she wore a clown costume, heavy makeup, and rode a tricycle onstage, while sipping a cocktail.
Madonna responded to the criticism with an Instagram featuring a fan's passionate post on the singer's behalf. Its caption read: "Too bad people don't know the art of acting and playing a character. I could never do any of my shows high or drunk. And yes underlying all of this is sexism and mysongony which proves that not only do we not get equal pay but we are still treated like heretics if we step out of line and think outside the box!"
In short, Madonna is just being Madonna. After decades of incredible and eccentric performances, we should all know that the singer couldn't perform or bring the intense energy she does while under the influence. She's certainly not the only singer to sip an onstage cocktail for effect.