January 7th, 2014
10:15 AM ET

Madonna: Really, Internet? Calm down

Madonna wants all of her critics to make a resolution to relax.

After the 55-year-old singer and mom of four posted an image of her 13-year-old son, Rocco, posing with a bottle of gin on Instagram, the pop legend was inundated with criticism that she was not only a poor parent, but also encouraging underage drinking.

In the image, the pre-teen's seen hanging out with two other friends, who are also holding their own bottles of vodka. The photo's caption, presumably written by Madge since she shared it on her personal account, says that "the party has just begun! Bring it! 2014"

After the onslaught of naysayers turned the photo into a headline, Madge had to speak her piece.

"No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor!" she responded on Instagram. "Don't start the year off with judgement!"

What do you think: is it an innocent photograph or a bad decision?

Filed under: Celebrities • Madonna • Music

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. dwayne

    Bad Decision Madonna. But then again, you never were a role model to be followed.

    January 14, 2014 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. jon wilson

    If you're worth $600 million dollars you can do whatever you want.

    January 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kamakiriad

    Even if she was letting her kids have a few drinks on New Years I could care less. Thatis the point. In this nanny-state of ours we insulate our kids from the real world and then act shocked when they do stupid things as adults. Many Italian households allow their kids to have a SMALL glass of wine with meals on holidays. It doesn't lead to alcohol abuse. Neither will this. People need to mind their own business and stop being so high-school-drama over things like this. It is her kid. She can raise him how SHE sees fit. If she loves her kids, she is doing it right. End of story.

    For the record I hate her music and image. I would probably never speak out for hie except for this particular topic. She seems like a good mom. Chill out.

    January 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hot Carl

    Ewww, ello, oim Madonner, and oy talk wit a Briddish accent I does! I was born in America, moved to Brittain I did, and learned ow to talk Briddish.

    January 8, 2014 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kloewho

    These 3 should all organize their divorces together and get a group rate.

    January 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Me

    I find it impossible to understand Madonna. She seems to lack purpose. One moment she's a saint giving charity in Malawi and Haiti, claiming enlightenment and religious freedom; the next she's stripping on stage, showing images of penis-shaped bongs and kids with alcohol and swearing like a sailor! She claims to be a champion of freedom of speech and expression, but absolutely detests and hates any negative criticism against herself! She deletes comments on her Instagram account that she does not like and blocks any person that offers the slightest criticism. I've come to realise that she is a self-serving hypocrite.

    January 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hot Carl

      What's the matter Madonna, can't take it? STFU, POS.
      Do you read with a Brittish accent too? Poser.

      January 8, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Slobowitz

    Looks like Madonna is still starving for attention and is attempting to stay relevant.

    January 7, 2014 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Mediate

      How is Slobo's post a lie?? Are you on drugs??

      January 7, 2014 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Um... She was the highest paid pop star of 2013 because of her sold out MDNA world tour... Um...

      January 7, 2014 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Meg

    At 13, he's not a "pre-teen".

    January 7, 2014 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. Hey, Madonna!

    You spelled judgment wrong.

    January 7, 2014 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sammy

    Folks, this really is not a big deal. Marijuana is now legal in most jurisdictions. There is a powerful movement to legalize more intoxicants. Life is hard, and we should assist people in self medicating. Plus, since they lose brain cells and don't acquire job skills, they are reliable voters (wink, wink).

    January 7, 2014 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |

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