Madonna`s penchant to date younger men is `creepy`

Updated: Jan 25, 2011, 12:47 PM IST

New York: Madonna`s estranged brother Christopher Ciccone has said that the singer’s penchant to date younger men is `creepy`.

Ciccone, who reportedly hasn``t spoken to his older sibling since his book "Life With My Sister Madonna" was published in 2008, told RadarOnline.com that she isn``t "following societal values."

"If she continues to date all these much younger guys, it could start to look creepy," the New York Daily News quoted Ciccone as saying.

"But I think that a lot of Madonna``s emotional needs are met by taking care of her children. These boyfriends must really be like a kind of distraction for her.

"She certainly isn`t following societal values, but then again my sister never has and probably never will either," Ciccone said.

However, he highly praised the music icon on her parenting skills.

Lourdes, Madonna`s 14-year-old daughter with ex Carlos Leon, "has turned out really well. I``m sure her mother is very proud of her," he said.

Ciccone also offered up praise of his sister`s career while criticizing Lady Gaga.

"I can see a lot of my sister`s influence in what Lady Gaga is doing today. It`s like `Madonna on speed` actually," he said, explaining that Gaga is talented but sometimes "goes too far with her costumes and persona," he said.

"Madonna was a genius at changing her image into something that her fans could identify with and replicate if they wanted," Ciccone added.

ANI