Madonna demands a sacrifice!

If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that getting a rich celebrity to comment on how the non-rich live will inevitably end with the rich celebrity looking like a complete ass disassociated with the realities of not having more money than God. Case in point: Madonna was asked about whether or not she would lower the ticket prices for her concert given the fact that the economy is in the shitter and her fans don’t have the luxury of being millionaires, and gave the following answer. Via The Daily Beast:

She’s not ready to talk about specific plans for this go-round, but it’s safe to assume that her ticket prices will continue to be astronomically expensive, Great Recession be damned. “So start saving your pennies now,” she says, sounding annoyed that any-one would suggest these prices are prohibitive. “People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I’m worth it.”

So basically, Madonna thinks that adjusting prices to reflect the economy is for pussies, so you should all save your pennies because being in the same room as her objectively costs $300. What? Look, I know Madonna is a talented artist and she worked to get where she is, but not everyone can just plunk $300 on concert tickets, and it’s not like she’s barely making ends meet: She made $408 million off her last tour. I’m pretty sure she’s sitting pretty enough to maybe lower the fare a little bit for her fans.

Madonna

Jeremy Feist About Jeremy Feist

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.

Super Fresh Gossip From Around The Web!

Kim Kardashian Things We Don't Want To See: Kim Kardashian upcoming book of her selfies! Evil Beet
Jennifer Aniston: Justin Theroux 'will put a gun to my head' if I get fillers like Botox! Celebitchy
Britney Spears is flaunting her (26th) new body with some very sexy pictures ... PopSugar
Jared Leto has been looking like Jesus for a while–now he is taking it even further ... SOW
Perennially constipated Kristen Stewart has lots to say in the new issue of ELLE The Blemish
Sorry everyone, but Kate Upton is not planning to get naked anytime soon! ICYDK
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have way more money than they should have! Celebslam
OMG, smelt it, dealt it ... Lady Gaga dropped a new fragrance–EAU DE GAGA OMG Blog
Madame Tussauds just unveiled their brand-new Selena Gomez wax figure Hollywood Tuna
Hottie Matthew Terry covers DANSK magazine's new autumn / winter issue! Oh La La
Oh, it's just Beyoncé reminding us (AGAIN) she's still in love with her husband ... Dlisted