The media an public attention can take a real nation’s icon and bring it to it’s knees publicly and for all to see. Unwanted public attention has hurt presidents and kings, so how come Madonna, being “just” a singer and dancer has managed to come out unharmed every time? The press can play up every small issue in celebrities lives to epic proportions, and not always in a positive way. But Madonna, being one of the most popular female pop stars of our time, has managed to raise above the petty attention and obsession with digging up dirt without even a stain on her shiny image, and she always managed to stay on course and true to her motives and ideals. Madonna has even been able to use the negative attention to her advantage on more than one occasion. Ultimately, the media has always been on her side.
Currently, Madonna is busy reinventing herself yet one more time. She is in London, directing her very first movie. It’s reported to be a comedy, and it’s known under a working title “Filth and Wisdom”. But she still manages to continue with her incredible music career as well. Her album called “Music” had won multiple awards and her career can pride itself with an astonishing number of 17 releases. Out of those, six made the first spot on the Billboard’s Top 200 music chart, and an additional five sat at number two. She won more awards than anyone can count, including the International Dance Music Award, American Music Award, and several MTV’s Music Awards and Grammies.
Besides all those accomplishments, Madonna is also an philanthropist. She has put a lot of effort and resources, and most importantly, she has used her name and fame to help the world we live in and those of it’s inhabitants who are in need the most. Madonna, who early in her career has been called the “Material Girl”, is in fact nothing but – she has donated millions to various charities and still is the spokesperson for several of them. A large part of profits from her album sales goes to help with the efforts to cure some of the most dangerous and deadly diseases that still plague the world. She does more than most in her position would do, choosing to go beyond giving money and speaking out on selected issues. She has rolled up her sleeves and went to the heart of the problems, personally taking care of infant orphans from Africa. She always has time to make a difference in the world – in fact, she concierges it her top responsibility.
Despite her numerous efforts to help make the world a better place for everyone living on it, the media, always hungry for more dirt on the rich an famous has often mercilessly attacked her. When she adopted an orphaned child from Africa, there were those who managed to portray the act as an publicity stunt. Madonna commented on the issue by saying that “The media is doing a disservice to all the orphans of Africa, by turning it into such a negative thing.”