This is one mama who’s not preaching. Material Girl Madonna, no stranger to controversy and that’s putting it mildly, has caused a storm of outrage after Instagramming a picture of her 13-year-old son holding a bottle of alcohol. The photo shows Rocco Ritchie, Madonna’s son with British director Guy Ritchie, clutching a bottle of gin and flanked by two young friends, both holding bottles of vodka. The caption reads: The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014.
Instagram users reacted with shock and censure.
madre316 wrote: @madonna my son was killed by a underage drinker! I know this must be all fun and a joke and games to you. SMH, but as a parent who no longer has her son with her it’s very disappointing to see the picture young kids holding up liquor bottles its very heartbreaking
kateram wrote: If Madonna doesn’t understand why it was wrong to post this photo, then she is as stupid as they say she is
Other users defended the popstar.
acorona4u wrote: @madonna I dont see a damn thing wrong with this, the bottles are clearly sealed. I play with my 13 & 14 yr old boyz the same way. Folks just want to complain about something. Geez
juliog_v3 said: On the positive side Madge – now urrrrrrrrbody is going to come visit this site – sad how the media makes a big deal out of this – yet they choose to ignore all the good you did in 2013 – but you know how that goes
Madonna herself hit back in a subsequent Instagram caption: “No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don’t start the year off with judgement!”
The popstar and her children, who include 17-year-old Lourdes and eight-year-old Mercy and David apart from Rocco, are vacationing in Switzerland.
by Chandni Prashar