"It was just like watching a horror show," and now she wakes up every morning "stuck in a nightmare." That's how Madonna describes Election Night 2016 and its aftermath in a new Harper's Bazaar interview. As they watched the election results roll in, Madonna and her agent "were truly praying. We were praying," she says. "She was reading from the Quran, and I was reading from the Zohar. We were doing everything: lighting candles, meditating, praying, offering our lives to God forever, if only." Of course, none of it worked, and she says that now, every morning, "I wake up and I go, 'Wait a second. Donald Trump is the president. It's not a bad dream. It really happened.'"
She adds—in an interview presumably done before the Golden Globes—that she feels Hollywood has been "astonishing[ly] ... quiet" about the whole thing. "I mean, nobody in the entertainment business except for maybe a handful of people ever speak out about what's going on. Nobody takes a political stance or expresses an opinion," she says, theorizing that's because "they want to maintain a neutral position so they can maintain their popularity. I mean, if you have an opinion and people disagree with you, you might not get a job. You might be blacklisted. You might have fewer followers on Instagram." Click for her full interview.