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    Madonna Just Joined The List Of Celebrities Criticizing DaBaby For His HIV/AIDS Rant

    "People like you are the reason we are still living in a world divided by fear."

    Madonna called out DaBaby's recent anti-gay rant.

    Madonna attends an event wearing an embroidered blazer with a floral brooch
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    Earlier this week, comments DaBaby made in a clip while performing at a music festival were heavily criticized for spreading misinformation about HIV/AIDS. He told the crowd, "If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two, three weeks, put your cellphone light up."

    DaBaby on the red carpet
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    His subsequent "apology" in a video then received further backlash for perpetuating false stereotypes about people with HIV/AIDS: "Because even my gay fans don’t got fucking AIDS, stupid-ass n--gas. They don’t got AIDS. My gay fans, they take care of themselves. They ain’t got no nasty gay n--gas, see what I’m saying? They ain’t no junkies on the street.”

    In the days that followed, plenty of celebrities called out the rapper — including Elton John, Dua Lipa, and Questlove.

    DaBaby performing onstage bare-chested
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    Now Madonna has shared a video of DaBaby's rant with the caption, "A message to DaBaby - if you’re going to make hateful remarks to the LGBTQ+ community about HIV/AIDS then know your facts."

    She continued, "After decades of hard won scientific research— there are now life saving medicines available to children born with HIV, to people who contract HIV through blood transfusions, dirty needles or exchange of bodily fluids. These new ARV’s can keep a person with AIDS alive for the rest of their lives!!!"

    Madonna, wearing large hoop earrings and many necklaces, including a cross and the letter M, smiles for the camera
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    Indeed, antiretroviral therapy has meant that people with HIV are able to live long and healthy lives — and the treatment is even able to get people's viral load level to undetectable, meaning that you can't pass on HIV through sex. 

    Madonna also addressed DaBaby's sexist comments in the same rant, where he asked women whose "pussy smells like water" to put their lighters up. Madonna wrote, "Your sexist remarks about Ladies [whose] pussies need to smell like water only encourage more discrimination against women who fight daily against the oppression of living under the constraints of the Male Gaze."

    Madonna performing onstage in a red and black bodysuit
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    Vaginal odor is normal!!!

    "People like you are the reason we are still living in a world divided by fear. All Human beings should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, sexual preference or religious beliefs. AMEN," she concluded.

    Madonna wearing an eye patch with pride colors and fishnet stockings and singing onstage
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    Madonna has been involved with HIV/AIDS advocacy work since the '80s — even including a card insert called “The Facts About AIDS" in her Like a Prayer album.

    Madonna standing at the podium at a GLAAD event
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    Tell 'em, Madonna!

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