Madonna's Hydrangea Hatred Shows Her Home Decisions Are Flawed


Madonna HydrangeaListen, in some ways I can understand being given a flower and thinking, “Ech, I hate this thing.” Seriously, if a guy ever gave me carnations, I think I’d just burst into tears.
But I’d do that on the inside, as they say. I’d get a bad taste in my mouth, but that mouth would still bend its way into a smiley shape, and I would graciously thank the person and hope like hell that he couldn’t tell I was disappointed. This is because I was raised with this crazy thing called “manners.”
The bottom line with the Madonna-loathes-hydrangeas flap making the Internet rounds is this: How do you hate hydrangeas? They’re pretty much the best flower ever. I now have to question every home and design decision the Material Girl has ever made.

HydrangeasHating hydrangeas vs. dumping Guy Ritchie:
Detesting a magical flower that can change its delicate hue based on the pH in its soil is completely weird and wrong. Divorcing your filmmaker husband who makes edgy, funny, daring fare like Snatch and seems like a great dad is an equally flawed choice. See also: dating A-Rod days after his wife gave birth to their baby, dating Dennis Rodman, marrying that thug Sean Penn, etc.

Madonna Interior DesignHating hydrangeas vs. selling this butt-ugly mural:
At the official Madonna store, you can buy an 8 foot x 8 foot picture of Madonna with a pink-and-black-striped background and nostrils so big you could put LED lights in them to light up that drab couch. Hating the flower whose soft petals morph from green to purple is as idiotic as paying almost $300 to decorate your living room with a ginormous Madonna face.


Hating hydrangeas vs. screwing over your interior designer (who is also your brother): Madonna famously fell out with her brother Christopher, who had decorated her NYC apartment, when she hired him again to redecorate her Beverly Hills mansion. She rejected all his choices, then refused to pay him. Now, I’m just going to say this: Having seen his weirdly formal and uncomfortable-looking interior designs, ditching him as her designer might have been a good call. A better call would have been to not hire him in the first place, knowing his taste isn’t hers (jeez, he’d decorated her homes before), and not going public with this mess, which goes back to that whole good-manners thing.
Can you imagine hating hydrangeas? Or is Madonna's preference reasonable, aside from her rudeness?

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nonmember avatar J

How can you hate carnations?! They smell so good. The point is, it's all relative, and her opinion doesn't affect your life in any way, so why do you care?

thing... thingz123

I must be one of the only people in the universe who is NOT a hydrangea fan. I don't loathe them, but to me, they are just THERE. I think, "Blah", "Meh", etc. I have also never understood everyone's hatred for carnations. They aren't one of my favorite flowers, but to think someone is an unadulterated boor with the etiquette skills of a jackal because they gave them to me, well, I don't get all the hostility and disdain.

That said, I do not snarl, sneer, roll my eyes or make any other derisive gesture when given a flower which isn't my personal favorite. You have to be a supreme primadonna to think it's OK to stomp on someone else's feelings because their tastes don't match yours. The words rude and insensitive don't even begin to describe Madonna's inherent right to think she is so privileged that no one else's feelings and perceptions matter but her own. Seriously meanspirited.

momto... momtolittleg

I, too, LOVE carnations!  So many pretty (yes, man-made, but that's ok) colors!  And I love the way they smell.

I do think hydrangeas are pretty too, but there's really not a lot of flowers that I DON'T like.  Except marigolds.  Ugh.  Who wants a flower that smells like skunk?!

nonmember avatar Patrick

This article is petty, insulting and demeaning. Why stoop to making fun of her looks? So what, she doesn't like the damn flower. Not that big of a deal and it certainly doesn't warrant this kind of evil backlash. As for her brother, he is a whiny clinger on.

Jessica Moseley

The point is, Who gives a flying shit if she hates it?! She could have kept her mouth shut about. She didn't have to make akward eyes and tell someone else how much she hates them when she knew she was in front of hundreds of people and cameras. It's called manners, And they don't cost a thing.

nonmember avatar Dean

Madonna's reaction was, it is true, gratuitous and ungracious; however, she *did* roll her eyes and make her comment after the fan had departed, and it's highly likely she was not aware that the mic was still on. We all make snarky comments regarding our likes and dislikes.

nonmember avatar Mark Foster

Come on guys she thanked the guy twice and said what she said quietly only once the guy had left, completely unaware the mic was on! I would have done exactly the same as I don't like hydrangeas myself. Please stop judging and get off the gossip wagon!

nonmember avatar Jason C

Coincidentally, I have always hated hydrangeas, and I am a life-long Madonna fan! If anything, this has reaffirmed both.

I hate hydrangeas because I am uncomfortable with the idea of a plant changing its colour due to the soil pH. I prefer temperamental attitude and unpredictability in my divas, but not my shrubberies.

nonmember avatar Moony

This is the first time I have stumbled upon this site and it will be the last. This is an untterly ridiculous, childish article. The world goes potty over the fact that Madonna doesn't like a flower. Get real and grow the hell up.

UmmTalal UmmTalal

Oh I hate carnations they remind me of funerals, I always have.

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