It turns out sticks and stones can hurt you -- even if you're an icon like Madonna.
Madame X tells the New York Times that she tries to listen to advice about ignoring haters, but always ends up reading the comments. She says, “It’s not that I engage with it, but it ends up going in front of your eyes, and then when it goes in front of your eyes, it’s inside your head. It comes up in your feed, and then you get pulled into it whether you like it or not. It’s a challenge to rise above it, to not be affected by it, to not get frustrated, to not compare, to not feel judged, to not be hurt.”
She'll no doubt fire back on the Madame X album, which drops on June 14th.