A short video has the internet wondering if Madonna just came out as gay.
Posted to TikTok, the video shows a pink-haired Madonna holding what appears to be a fuchsia undergarment with the words “If I miss, I’m Gay!” written on the screen.
She throws the panties at a waste bin and misses, then throws up her hand and turns away from the camera.
“did madonna just,” wrote popular Twitter user Matt Bernstein, sharing the video.
Madonna has made references to her possible identity as a queer person in the past. In 1990, while promoting “Justify My Love,” she said, “I think everybody has a bisexual nature. That’s my theory. I could be wrong.”
“I won’t say I have never slept with a woman, but I love men,” she said in another interview, according to Newsweek.
Madonna also famously kissed pop stars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
Moreover, she has long been a fierce advocate of LGBTQ equality since the 80s, well before it was even legal to be gay in all 50 states.
“Fighting for all marginalized people is a duty and an honor I could not turn my back on nor will I ever,” she said at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2019. “The AIDS epidemic, the plague that moved in like a black cloud in New York City, and in the blink of an eye, took out all of my friends.”
“As soon as you really understand what it means to love, you understand what it takes to become a human being, and that it is every human’s duty to fight, to advocate, to do whatever we can and whatever it takes,” she said.
It’s unclear if Madonna’s latest TikTok is serious and whether she was using the word “gay” as an umbrella term that includes bisexuality and pansexuality. But her fans loved it.
before you clown madonna’s look, just remember that woman was holding fundraisers for AIDS when other celebs wouldn’t even talk about gays for fear of losing their careers. yeah her aesthetics can be wacky but she is always mother pic.twitter.com/A21KTbiT2N
— matt (@mattxiv) October 10, 2022
the fact that madonnas real name is actually madonna and she didnt come up with it is insane
— gigi (@mugIIer) October 9, 2022
Madonna has been having sex with women for longer than the internet had existed, this is not news https://t.co/mm2FjGTfND
— 🕸Lizzy 🥀 DemonDot🕸 (@lizzylemondrop) October 10, 2022
We don’t invite you to the LGBTQ+ community. Madonna has done more for gay rights than you will even achieve and helped with the destigmatisation of queer people even when it meant potentially losing her career. She’s a huge reason why we’re where we are. Learn your history. https://t.co/vqCTcW6o08
— The Scarlet B!tch ᱬ (@thechildoftime) October 10, 2022
What do you mean, you are amazed Madonna came out as gay? Where have you been since 2003? pic.twitter.com/ZtqThpuyHT
— Bowery™ (aka Jay) (@BoweryCorp) October 10, 2022
One of the greatest, certainly.
She also spoke up about AIDS and homophobia at a time when very few public figures did, and featured a Pride march in her Truth or Dare / In Bed with Madonna documentary.
Respect is due!#Madonna https://t.co/2rX2mbPBBl
— Paul Burston 📚🏳️🌈🏴 (@PaulBurston) October 10, 2022