The Madonna Effect - Everything you touch looks like cheap promotion.
Madonna adopts a Malawi orphan and it's seen as shameless self-promotion instead of an attempt to draw attention to a needy part of the world.
Madonna practices Kabbala (without converting), an old and respected branch of Judaism, and it is dismissed as kooky.
Madonna lights Shabbat candles with Benjamin Netanyahu and he looks like a lightweight star fucker.
I have an idea, Madonna. Shut up. Stop trying to be seen as serious because you never will be. As you get on in age, it must be clearer to you that your "work" will not outlive you. You will outlive your "work." Just smile and spend the money.