In order to promote her new album Rebel Heart and show off just how edgy and relevant she is, Madonna shared a series of posts featuring influential black men with poorly PhotoShopped bondage cords wrapped around their faces. "This #rebelheart had a dream!" Madonna captioned the edited picture of Martin Luther King Jr. "This #rebelheart fought for freedom," she noted of Nelson Mandela. "This #rebelheart sang about ONE LOVE!" she said about Bob Marley.
If you need to take a minute and repress your rage, it's okay. Take all the time you need because co-opting the images of black revolutionaries and binding their faces to promote an album that no one asked for while systemic racism is tearing the country apart takes offensive to a whole new level.