Has the Material Mom gone too far?
Over the weekend, pop superstar Madonna took to Instagram to share photos of her family’s holiday in Gstaad, Switzerland. Among the snapshots of ski slopes and smiling kids was a photo of the singer’s 13-year-old son, Rocco, holding a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin. Joined by two friends with bottles of Belvedere Vodka, the 55-year-old singer captioned the image: “The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014.”
Some followers were not amused by the pic, arguing that Madonna is condoning underage drinking.
“Booz [sic] is not something to make jokes about. Period!” one fan argued. “Madonna still doing anything for attention. …good or bad. What a shame,” added another naysayer.
Others were quick to defend the Material Girl. “Guys – calm the f#ck down!!! They are just holding the bottles…I took a pic of my then 2 year old niece with a wine bottle in her hands..posted it on facebook…everybody found it funny & NO ONE reacted like some of you guys did!!!”
Another fan wrote: “Let Madonna do as she pleases with her children you be concerned about yours. Raise your kids not hers she is not your kids mother!”
The Addicted singer herself caught wind of the online scandal and wrote: “No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor!” she wrote via Instagram. “Don’t start the year off with judgement!”
Madonna is also mom to daughters Lourdes, 17 and Mercy, 8, and 8-year-old son David.