Madonna Causes Controversy After Posting A Photo Of Her 13-Year-Old Son Rocco Holding Alcohol On Instagram
Madonna received criticism after posting a photo of her 13-year-old son, Rocco Ritchie, posing with a bottle of alcohol to celebrate the new year on her official Instagram page Jan. 4, 2013.
Madonna took the picture in the Swiss Alps, where she celebrated the new year with her four children, and captioned it, "The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014." The photo, which also features two of Rocco’s friends holding their own bottles of alcohol, attracted controversy with Madonna being accused of glamorizing and condoning underage drinking.
In response to the backlash, Madonna posted another photo from the celebratory evening with the 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 judgment!”
Some are still up in arms about the photo, but it is unlikely that Madonna will make any more public statements on the matter. After all, Madonna is known for being a controversy magnet, and this is not the first time she has shared images of her son participating in somewhat questionable behavior. On Dec. 8, 2013, Madonna shared a short video on her Instagram account of what appears to be Rocco practicing his driving. Rocco, as a 13-year-old, would also be an underage driver, but the video created little controversy.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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