Diplo Defends Madonna, Slams Caitlyn Jenner In Now-Deleted Tweet About Ageism

DJ Diplo loves to make headlines with his controversial tweets. The music producer took to Twitter to discuss ageism while supporting Madonna and slamming Caitlyn Jenner all at once.

It all started when the Queen of Pop was criticized for acting like a teenager in her new music video “B***h I’m Madonna.” Even daytime talk show host Wendy Williams commented about the singer’s age. She remarked that Madonna should start acting her age. It sounds like all of the ageist comments about Madonna’s sexiness angered Diplo.

The Major Lazer hit maker tweeted as to why Madonna can’t be sexy in her songs. Some reports are claiming that Diplo went as far as to make a transphobic remark about Caitlyn Jenner.

In the now deleted tweet, Diplo wrote: “I’m confused that Madonna is not allowed to be sexy but Caitlyn Jenner is?”

The producer received backlash from fans that accused of him of coming off as transphobic. Meanwhile, others noted that Diplo was probably comparing Madonna and Caitlyn Jenner’s ages. One fan called Diplo “careless and damaging for the trans community.” Another fan noted that Jenner should “live and STFU,” while another said, “What’s this got to do with Cailtyn? You’re sick!”

While Diplo was making a good point about why women of a certain age are no longer seen as sexy, many fans wondered why he would compare the pop singer to Jenner, of all people. On the other hand, it sure did make for some interesting conversation about ageism. Why is there so much criticism about Madonna’s sexiness? She last received criticism for kissing Drake on the mouth during her surprise performance at Coachella. Madonna is 56-years-old and Caitlyn Jenner is 65-years-old. Still, some fans find the comparison between the two women downright insensitive.


Diplo tweeted his controversial tweet instead of commenting or apologizing. Even though he deleted his tweet, several news sites were able to get a screengrab of it. Diplo likes to stir the pot on Twitter with his controversial tweets. Just last month, the producer compared Zedd’s new album to the poo emoji. Back in November, Diplo tweeted that “someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty.” He was slammed by both Swift’s fans and her BFF, Lorde.

Some would say that Diplo loves to troll on Twitter. He knows that his tweets will create headlines and cause people to talk about him once again. What are your thoughts on Diplo’s tweet? Do you think it came off as transphobic? Do you agree with him when it comes to Madonna’s age and sexiness? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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