The pop icon — completely nude, partially submerged and surrounded by lit candles — opted to broadcast her thoughts from her petal-strewn bathtub in order to share how she feels about COVID-19 and why she considers it a “great equalizer.” She’s been vocal and active on social media since the pandemic went global, and has been encouraging her followers to stay home as she offers updates from her own (which include workouts and impromptu performances).
Though her surroundings were relaxing, her message was anything but.
“It doesn’t care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell,” she says of the virus while sitting in the bath. “It’s the great equalizer, and what’s terrible about it is what’s great about it. What’s terrible about it is it’s made us all equal in many ways — and what’s wonderful about it is it’s made us all equal in many ways.”
She ended her message by referring to how she’d close out her performance of her 1995 single”Human Nature” every night onstage: “We’re all in the same boat, and if the ship goes down, we’re all going down together.”
Watch Madonna’s video in full below.