Madonna has said she feels “betrayed” by other women following the US election results.
Statistics from the presidential race show that 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump.
In an interview with actor Elizabeth Banks for Billboard, the pop star blamed Trump’s eventual victory on those voters.
“It feels like women betrayed us,” she said. “The percentage of women who voted for Trump was insanely high… Women’s nature is not to support other women. It’s really sad. Men protect each other, and women protect their men and children. Women turn inward and men are more external.”
She also said the election “felt like someone died”. “[It] felt like a combination of the heartbreak and betrayal you feel when someone you love more than anything leaves you, and also a death,” she explained.
“I feel that way every morning; I wake up and say, ‘Oh, wait, Donald Trump is still the president,’ and it wasn’t a bad dream that I had.
“We’re fucked,” she added.
Madonna recalled meeting the new President-elect “years ago” for a Versace campaign at his estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
“He’s a very friendly guy, charismatic in that boastful, macho, alpha-male way,” she said. “I found his political incorrectness amusing. Of course, I didn’t know he was going to be running for president 20 years later.
“People like that exist in the world, I’m OK with it. They just can’t be heads of state. I just can’t put him and Barack Obama in the same sentence, same room, same job description.”
She also had words to say about ageism and sexism within the music and entertainment industry. “‘Relevance’ is a catchphrase that people throw out because we live in a world full of discrimination,” she explained. “Age is only brought up with regard to women. It’s connected to sexism, chauvinism and misogyny.
“When Leonardo [DiCaprio] is 60 years old, no one is going to talk about his relevance. Am I relevant as a female in this society that hates women? Well, to people who are educated and are not chauvinists or misogynists, yes.”