Susanna Reid defends Madonna after singer criticised over appearance

‘She’s 64 years old and I think she is damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t'

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Susanna Reid has defended Madonna after the 64-year-old singer was criticised for her appearance at the Grammys.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Reid defended the pop legend who herself called comments about her appearance "misogny".

Reid said: "She’s 64-years-old, and I think she is damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t because if she aged naturally people would still be focused and obsessed with her appearance."

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA  FEBRUARY 5: 65th GRAMMY AWARDS   Madonna speaks on stage at the 65th Grammy Awards, held at the Arena on February 5, 2023. -- (Photo by Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Susanna Reid defended Madonna's appearance. (Getty Images)

She continued: "People are going to be obsessed with how Madonna appears and she thinks it is an example of misogyny, ageism and she also blames the long lens of the camera which took her photo.

"Frankly, do you know what? I think she should just look however she wants to look and there we go and there you have it."

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Reid concluded by saying: "She should feel proud of herself whatever she does."

Susanna Reid came to the defence of Madonna and her appearance. (ITV)
Susanna Reid came to the defence of Madonna and her appearance. (ITV)

Madonna also posted a lengthy statement on Instagram about the online criticism in which she wrote: "Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in.

"A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45 and feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong-willed, hard-working and adventurous."

She also quoted Beyonce and said: "You won't break my soul."

Lorraine Kelly was among those who slated Madonna's look at the Grammys. Kelly said on her show: "I must admit, when I saw the photo I thought, 'That looks like somebody that has maybe had some surgery to look like Madonna and it’s not gone well'. What’s going on?"

American singer and actress Madonna filming the video for her song 'Papa Don't Preach' in New York City, 1986. The video is being directed by James Foley. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Madonna filming the video for Papa Don't Preach in New York City, 1986. (Getty Images)

Kelly had previously compared the Vogue singer to a boiled egg while Piers Morgan also mocked the way she looked at the Grammys.