Depending on your sympathy level for Madonna, she is either having an unfortunate spell of bad PR or a well-deserved dose of karma. Her new film W.E. was panned by critics, she was booed at its London Premiere, and now her brother is publicly calling her out for turning her back on him while he is homeless. Knowing Madonna, she’s probably drowning her sorrows in a pile of boy-toys as we speak.
First, the negativity surrounding her latest directing endeavor. Despite getting less than stellar critical and public reviews of her last directing effort, 2008′s Filth and Wisdom, Madonna once again tried her hand at directing. W.E. follows the tale of Wally Winthrop, a woman infatuated with King Edward VIII’s marriage in the 1930s.
In addition to knowing that her new film W.E. was panned by critics, Madonna, 53, attended its London Premiere last night and according to MailOnline, found herself facing boos from the crowd. The surly fans were expressing their irritation at waiting for hours on the red carpet to see the songstress-turned-director, only to be passed over when she deigned to speak only to a few.
However, being the seasoned professional that she is, Madge smiled her way through the fiasco wearing a lovely long, black L’Wren Scott dress and was bolstered by the support of big fashion name friends like Georgio Armani and Valentino. When asked about the negative reviews for W.E., she again smiled and said “It doesn’t matter what the critics think, it’s what the public thinks.” Madonna must not have heard those boos after all!
But her publicity problems don’t end there. Now Madonna’s older brother Anthony Ciccone, 55, is speaking to the press about his homelessness and the lack of empathy his family has shown. Zap 2 it reports that Anthony found himself homeless after losing his job at his father’s vineyard. Anthony stated blankly, “My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time… You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times — why my sister is a multibazillionaire, and I’m homeless on the street?”But Anthony would be remiss to expect little sister Madonna to help him out after he published a decidedly unflattering tell-all book about her in 2008 called “Life with My Sister Madonna.”
Check out these photos of Madonna at the London Premeire of W.E. on Saturday, October 23 and tell us what you think- does Madonna deserve all the negative press, or is she just a target of harsh critics and disgruntled family members?