Madonna's seductive, butt-baring photo session confounds fans.
Not in the same way as a virgin.
Madonna teased her Instagram followers Wednesday with a series of seductive, semi-naked photographs that left little to the imagination and plenty to discuss.
"Angel watching over Me," the singer, 63, captioned images of herself posing seductively on a bed in lingerie, fishnet stockings, and Christian Louboutin heels.
Additionally, the "Like a Virgin" singer posed topless in some of the photographs – one of which she censored with a red heart emoji – and flaunted her toned bum in others.
"What happened to you?" one commenter inquired, eliciting almost 1,500 "likes."
Another, which accumulated almost 7,000 "likes," wrote, "What are you doing?"
"Instead of these absurd images, make some excellent music like you used to," a third individual said.
However, the outpouring of outrage and misunderstanding did not come just from Madonna's fans, as a number of celebrities voiced their opinions on the provocative photo session.
On his Instagram, rapper and producer 50 Cent called out the "Papa Don't Preach" singer for her provocative photographs.
" Hey, this is the most amusing s–t! He captioned a screenshot of Madge's bottom, "LOL." "That is Madonna under the bed, attempting to behave like a virgin at the age of 63. If she doesn't get her old arse up, she fired out. LMFAO GLG."
Shad "Lil Bow Wow" is an abbreviation for "Little Bow Wow Moss informed the "In Da Club" artist he was "cold blooded" for making the remark, but the rapper responded with laughter in the comments section.
Meanwhile, Kate Beckinsale released a series of texts on Instagram in which she joked with her daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, about the photographs of Madonna's buttocks being hers.
"Do you believe that posting this is excessive? "The issue is, my arse looks good," the "Underworld" star inquired of the 22-year-old, to which she responded, "I'm a little perplexed, to be honest."
When Beckinsale informed her daughter that she was playing a joke on her, Sheen said, "I'm so relieved. I sat down legitimately to deal with [it]."
"@lily sheen had a scare," the "Serendipity" actress captioned her photo. "May God bless you, @madonna."
Madonna said Thursday, following up on social media talk, that the images had been removed by Instagram for being too revealing.
"It still amazes me that we live in a culture where every inch of a woman's body except her nipple can be displayed," she captioned the re-uploaded photographs. "As if that were the only aspect of a woman's anatomy susceptible to sexualization. The nipple that sustains the infant!"
With a nod to Thanksgiving, the "Vogue" singer continued, "Giving thanks that I have maintained my sanity through four decades of censorship...... sexism...... ageism and misogyny."
"Perfectly timed with the myths we have been taught about the pilgrims peacefully breaking bread with Native American Indians on Plymouth Rock!" she concluded. "May God bless the United States of America."
Madonna is no stranger to photographing herself half-naked for social media and newspapers.
She recently bared her buttocks in naked fishnet stockings for her V magazine cover shot.
"I don't even think about my age," the "Material Girl" stated in an accompanying interview about her four-decade-long career. I simply continue."