“God Control” thread. Video OUT NOW!!! in ARCHIVE - The MADAME X Forum Posted June 27, 2019 10 minutes ago, headonfire said: Yes, Madonna is a complete different league, and completely above all the others. No one is doing what she is doing, and no one is using their work within pop culture with the same political and cultural intent as Madonna. This has been a staple in Madonna's career, and will forever set her apart. One thing we cannot let happen is let a couple of articles from TMZ and other similar tabloids drive the conversation, and bring down the significance of this video, and its message. THE VIDEO IS A MASTERPIECE. VISUALLY AND AESTHETICALLY BRILLIANT, AND THE MESSAGE OF THE VIDEO AND SONG MAKES IT A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART THAT NO OTHER POP STAR WOULD DARE TO RELEASE. As usual this fanbase zeroes in on negativity and the side effect of that is that the negativity gets louder. MAYBE if we took a page out of Madonna's book and just try to rise above, enjoy the ride, and thank god that we "get her," maybe Madonna's "scandals" would have half the life that they do. take it from me. I thought this video was going to cross the line into exploitation and tackiness - a fear that a lot of fans may have had, but especially me, since I have a personal connection to the events at Pulse 3 years ago. Then she releases the video and it's not only incredibly moving, but the media finally accepts that she's made a bold, real statement and talks about it as such. For the first time in god knows how long, the headlines are pretty positive. Go figure. And yet? Here we are discussing some Twitter troll and whining about Ariana Grande not saying something about it. We are ridiculous.