Madonna has never been one to shy away from controversy. But perhaps this time she should have.
Over the weekend, the “Ghosttown” hit maker took to Instagram to thank and praise none other than… Margaret Thatcher?
The blog Gigwise first reported on the following photo and quote from the former British Prime Minister posted to Madge’s Instagram page:
Madonna then captioned the image:
“Thank you Margaret Thatcher! #unapologetic #rebelheart”
Evidently Madonna, who has built her empire by pandering to gay audiences, seems to have forgotten that Thatcher, may she rest in peace, was an #unapologetic homophobe who once banned the “promotion of homosexuality” in schools.
Apparently someone on Madge’s team alerted her to the faux pas because the post was quickly deleted. But not before a few thousand people took notice.
If that wasn’t embarrassing enough, Madonna also managed to piss off Tony award-winning Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is currently performing in Hamilton, the season’s hottest ticket.
According to Deadline, Lady M attended a performance of the play on Saturday night, but she spent the entire second act texting on her phone and distracting other theater patrons.
After the performance, she asked to go backstage and meet Miranda, but the actor refused to see her, later tweeting:
Madonna, miffed but determined not to let the rejection ruin her night, jumped into a town car and headed over to Miss Lily’s in the East Village, where she popped out her grill and dined on rice and peas washed down with expensive rosé while continuing to text on her phone.