'Most embarrassing, cringe-worthy, desperate moment in the history of music': Madonna receives backlash for being too old following nip-slip controversy
23:03 GMT, 11 June 2012
She's known for her controversial antics and publicity seeking schemes.
But it seems Madonna's latest scandalous action may have been just a step too far for some people, who have taken to Twitter to slate her.
The Queen of Pop has caused outrage by purposefully exposing her right breast while performing in Istanbul over the weekend.
Don't repress yourself: Madonna flashed her right breast during a performance of Human Nature in Istanbul
And now a flurry of fans have taken to the internet to criticise her actions and complain that the 53-year-old is too old to be flashing her flesh in such a way.
One online fan wrote: 'Isn't Madonna a little too old to be flashing nip on stage With her kids in the background (as they're performing with her on tour)'
Another added: 'Why is Madonna still showing off her tits No, it's not sexy to see a woman who could be my grandma whipping her nipple around.'
And even celebrity fans have waded into the debate, with newsman Piers Morgan writing on Twitter: 'Most embarrassing, cringe-worthy, desperate moment in the history of music'
Lost in the music: Madonna pulled her shirt open as she performed her 1995 hit
But some fans have been more sympathetic, like Hollywood actress Christina Applegate, who commented: 'Reading twitter this am and there r all these tweets about Madonna and her nipple flash. And we are shocked because…
'What I'm saying is. Its not like Sarah Palin had a nip slip, its Madonna.'
And a couple of fans have even pointed out Madonna has gone back on her word from just five months ago.
One wrote: 'Madonna last January: “You don't have to show nipples to be interesting. It doesn't necessarily mean you're cutting edge if you do, right”.
Last week the pop star was pictured covering up in an unflattering ensemble as she visited various historical landmarks in Turkey.
Giving them something to remember: The Girl Gone Wild singer ripped off part of her bra
But on Thursday evening the singer shocked when she exposed her right breast to an audience of over 55,000 people during a performance of Human Nature at the Turk Telecom Arena in Istanbul.
Caught in the moment of the provocative 1995 hit's lyrics Madonna undressed herself much to the pleasure of her excited fans.
The 53-year-old took to the stage wearing a white shirt and a pair of pin striped trousers with a cane in hand as she wore her blonde hair in an updo.
As she got into the song she threw her cane to one side and pulled open her shirt displaying a strapped bra top.
She then ripped off the first layer of her bra revealing her lacy lingerie.
In a few suggestive tugs she pulled at her bra straps before pulling the entire cup down and exposing her breast.
The Girl Gone Wild singer who last performed in Turkey almost 20 years ago then quickly turned from the audience, unzipped her trousers and stood with her hand in her pants.
Shortly after she zipped her trouser back up and began singing Like A Virgin.
Exposed: The 53-year-old showed off her bare nipple to the crowd of over 55,000 people
Gone all coy: The singer turned away from the crowd before unzipping her trousers
Madonna touched down in Turkey on Tuesday evening alongside her beau Brahim Zaibat, two of her children Rocco and Mercy, alongside an entourage of 200 people.
The pair were spotted looking every inch the happy couple as they walked down the stairs of the aircraft in Istanbul.
The next stop on Madonna's MDNA tour will be Rome where she will take to the stage at the
Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday evening.
Rome-ing around: Madonna was spotted sauntering around with her much younger boyfriend Brahim Zaibat ahead of her concert in the Italian capital
On-tourage: The happy couple were escorted by the aging superstars crack team of beefy bodyguards
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VIDEO: Madonna flashes her nipple to the crowd in Istanbul
VIDEO: Preview of Madonna's MDNA Tour