Madonna's Bizarre Quarantine Video Explained

Over the past few weeks, some celebrities who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus have been providing updates about their conditions, including adored actor Tom Hanks and former Bachelor Colton Underwood. In light of the pandemic, some celebs are helping to fight the illness in creative ways, while others really aren't taking the coronavirus seriously (*extreme eye-roll*). Meanwhile, Madonna has decided to hop on social media to share her "quarantine diaries," which have included the singer tapping away at a typewriter, changing up the lyrics to "Vogue" in her bathroom, and on March 22, 2020, she posted a (now-deleted) video that left people scratching their heads (but hopefully not touching their faces).

While sitting in a bathtub that was filled with milky white water and rose petals, the singer leaned forward to tell her followers that the coronavirus is "the great equalizer," according to CNN. "That's the thing about Covid-19," Madonna told those who saw the recording. "It doesn't care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell."

"What's terrible about it is that it's made us all equal in many ways," she added. "And what's wonderful about it is that it's made us all equal in many ways." The "Material Girl" may think that's the case, but many people didn't agree.

Fans pointed out celebrity's privileged positions amid the coronavirus pandemic

"Need a coronavirus test? Being rich and famous may help," noted The New York Times. "A shortage in testing has left sick people and health care workers around the U.S. without answers. Yet the list of celebrity patients grows every day, raising questions about privileged access." That's one reason why Madonna's followers weren't thrilled with her video.

"Stop talking nonsense — rich celebrities are not in the same boat as ordinary people as their chances of survival will be much higher due to extreme wealth," one Twitter user wrote. "Please wake up — we are not 'all in this together' by any stretch of the imagination — maybe in utopia — but not [in real life]."

"So glad you can waste milk for a bath while I had to wait in line for an hour just to get milk for my toddler. So no, this pandemic has not made us equal," someone else tweeted. Another person called Madonna out for what she could be doing, writing, "[I]t's embarrassing that you haven't donated a dime to relief efforts when business & lives are falling apart. You're like the 3rd richest woman in Europe. Stop spending thousands on rose petal baths and drop $ on aid now!" 

Granted, Madonna may not have spent quite that much to take a dip in her tub, but she may want to do more than post Instagram videos in a time of need if she wants to win anyone over.