She’s the Queen of Pop and a familiar face all over the globe; there’s barely anything Madonna’s tried and hasn’t succeeded at.

Yet the iconic singer has sparked concern amongst fans of late, not least due to her appearance.

Celebrities in the modern age seem to be wholly fascinated with the idea of retaining their youthful looks for as long as possible. And it’s not just living healthy lives and using clever makeup techniques to achieve the desired effect.

No, plastic surgery and body modification appears to be more popular than ever. It’s been a fixture of life among the A-listers of the world for decades, and rather than becoming a trend on the decline, it’s only become more prominent in recent years.

Now, we feel that it’s important to remind people that everyone is beautiful in their own way. There is simply no reason to feel the need to conform to any unrealistic beauty standard. Aging is a part of being human, and in an ideal world we’d all embrace it for what it is: proof that you’ve lived when so many others don’t get the opportunity to do so.

That’s perhaps why it’s sad to see certain high-profile figures radically changing their appearances as they get older.

Over the past year we’ve touched upon several examples – only two weeks ago did we shed light upon the concern of fans at Simon Cowell’s new look, for example – but we’d be remiss in our duties if we didn’t take a quick peek about a certain clip of Madonna that’s now doing the rounds.

In any case, recent activity on her TikTok channel has left fans worldwide expressing their concern. A screen grab taken from one of her videos has caused particular alarm as it shows one of the most recognizable faces of the past century, well … unrecognizable.

Needless to say, critics were quick to jump on the change of appearance, and many with some less than kind words.

Now 64, it’s natural to assume that Madonna isn’t going to look like she did when she was in her 20s, but many believe that whatever she’s done to achieve her latest look is taking things too far.

“You don’t look like Madonna anymore…. :-(,” one Instagram user wrote in the comments section of a recent post on her Instagram.

“That isn’t Madonna is it? What happened to her? She looks nothin [sic] like she used to,” a second person agreed.

“What has she done to her face,” a third asked.

What indeed.

We’ll never judge anyone for the personal decisions they make, and we’ll certainly never move to criticize people for wishing to alter their appearance.

Even so, it’s our responsibility to remind readers that happiness comes from the heart, not from the opinions of others.

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