One thing struck me when I briefly scanned an article on Madonna’s upcoming divorce from filmmaker Guy Ritchie.Â In the couple’s joint statment, they “asked the media to “maintain respect for their family at this difficult time.”
Now, that’s rich.Â A woman who has built her career on media stunts, now asks the media to leave her alone.Â And the media should leave her alone.
But, as Madonna ponders her request, she needs to look in the mirror. Flaunting for the cameras helped secure her rise and keep her in the public eye.Â It made her antics fodder for the tabloids.Â She welcomed that as it helped her career.Â Thus, she is largely responsible for media interest in her life which could result in the tabloids prying into her divorce.
That is, what once helped her career could now cause her personal anguish and possible embarrassment.
Media exposure is a double-edged sword.Â If the media do indeed invade her space (so to speak) in their zeal to cover this story, Madonna has only herself to blame.