Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on April 8, 2008
While I understand that not everyone’s definition of “green” is going to jibe, I’m a tad curious about Vanity Fair’s choice for this year’s green cover girl. If you’re going to put someone on the cover of the 3rd annual Green Issue, isn’t it fair to assume that their contribution to the magazine will at least slightly fit the theme?
Granted, Madonna has plenty of green in her bank account, and she did perform her saving-the-planet anthem “Hey You” at Live Earth last year. And I have no reason to question her commitment to the environment. But this particular sit-down with the Material Girl has nary a mention of that or even green living in general.
The closest she comes is a comment on the music industry’s green shift from physical CDs to digital: “Well, there’s one thing you can’t download,” she says, “and that’s a live performance. And I know how to put on a show, and enjoy performing, and I’ll always have that.” True dat!
Clearly, the cover was timed to coincide with this month’s release of Madonna’s new record, Hard Candy. And in her first single, she and Justin Timberlake claim to have only “4 Minutes” to save the world. But if that’s all it takes to make the cover of the Green Issue, I’m afraid the world might need a little more than four minutes.
To read Madonna’s non-green interview, click here.