Madonna to Fashion Critics: You're Sexist! And Ageist!

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According to many critics, Madonna was among the worst dressed celebrities at the MET Gala in New York City on Monday night.

Madonna Close Up

The Hollywood Gossip was among those who labeled The Material Girl as such (see our rundown below) after she walked the red carpet in a VERY revealing black lace ensemble by Riccardo Tisci.

The singer's buttocks and breasts were pretty much on full display.

But this is Madonna.

This is one of the most outspoken celebrities of modern times, so she didn't exactly take the criticism lightly.

She fired back in full force, in fact.

Via a long, detailed and harshly worded Instagram post, the legendary artist said her MET Gala selection was about far more than just her personal fashion preferences.

"We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women's rights we are still in the dark ages," Madonna wrote as a caption to the photo above.

 "My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement."

And just what was that political statement?

"The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society.

"I have never thought in a limited way and I'm not going to start. We cannot effect change unless we are willing to take risks By being fearless and By taking the road leas traveled by.

"Thats how we change history."

Here is a look at both the front and the back of Madonna's controversial dress. 

You tell us if you agree she's making a profound political statement:

Madonna: 2016 Costume Institute Gala
Madonna: 2016 Costume Institute Gala (Backshot)

It shouldn't exactly come as a shock to anyone that Madonna would wear a risque outfit, especially to this sort of event.

But here is how she concluded her Instagram post:

If you have a problem with the way I dress it is simply a reflection of your prejudice. I'm not afraid to pave the way for all the girls behind me As Nina Simone once said, the definition of freedom is being fearless. I remain Unapologetic and a Rebel in this life and all the others.

Join my fight for Gender. Equality!

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