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Madonna Calls Met Gala Outfit a 'Political Statement'

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Madonna attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.  

At Monday's Met Gala, celebrities turned heads with suits of armor and blue contacts, but Madonna made headlines for what she didn't wear.

Madonna's Butt Almost Stole the Show at the Met Gala

The queen of pop wore a Givenchy ensemble that exposed her backside, and of course, not all online critics were fans of the risque fashion choice. The singer took to Instagram on Wednesday (May 4) to defend her glutes and address the overarching issue of gender equality.

 

"My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement," Madonna wrote on Instagram. "The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society. I have never thought in a limited way and I'm not going to start. We cannot effect change unless we are willing to take risks By being fearless and By taking the road leas traveled by."

Though a simple "bitch I'm Madonna" might have sufficed, Madonna's post draws attention to the important issue of women being allowed to express their sexuality in public. Read Madonna's full statement below:

 

We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women's rights we are still in the dark ages. My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement. The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society. I have never thought in a limited way and I'm not going to start. We cannot effect change unless we are willing to take risks By being fearless and By taking the road leas traveled by. Thats how we change history. If you have a problem with the way I dress it is simply a reflection of your prejudice. I'm not afraid to pave the way for all the girls behind me‼️ As Nina Simone once said, the definition of freedom is being fearless. I remain Unapologetic and a Rebel ❤️ in this life and all the others. Join my fight for Gender. Equality! ----

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