RED CARPET POLL: Did Madonna act like a bigger diva at Venice or at TIFF?
Madonna has been accused of some, let’s say, unbecoming behavior recently. First, there was hydrangea-gate (a scandal so egregious it has already received the so, so tired “-gate” status). While promoting her thus far poorly received film W.E., which she wrote and directed, at the Venice Film Festival, the Material Girl received a flower—a hydrangea—from a fan. Madonna promptly dumped it on the ground, proclaiming, “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that.”
Then, earlier this week at TIFF after walking the red carpet for the same movie, Madonna allegedly told eight volunteers backstage to turn and face the wall lest they see Madge pass by on her way to the press conference (naturally, Madonna’s publicist denied the reports yesterday evening). When we first heard about the (alleged) incident we assumed it was a delusional act of self-importance. But then we remembered a certain Bible passage (her name is Madonna, after all): quoth the Lord to Moses, “Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live…Thou shalt see my back parts.” So, perhaps the Queen of Pop was just protecting those volunteers from her blinding radiance.