Madonna posted a picture of her 13-year-old son and some of his friends clutching bottles of booze with the caption, “The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014” to her Instagram account over the weekend. The Internet went nuts. Just in case you were wondering – you really do get many, many allowances when you are a celebrity. One of them is people defending you when you are being ridiculous.
Here’s the offending shot:
From Gossip Cop:
“No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor!” wrote the music star.
She added, “Don’t start the year off with judgment!”
Get a sense of humor everyone! Because underage drinking is hilarious. She’s obviously an adult and was present with the kids, so maybe it’s not a big deal. But looking through her Instagram photos is pretty icky. She alternates between adorable pictures of her kids, to pictures of bongs shaped like giant dildos. What the hell? This is just weird. So, I guess Madonna doesn’t have any expectations to be responsible about drugs around kids because she’s Madonna. And if you don’t agree than you just need to “get a life” as a writer from Jezebel claimed in an article today.
Not just as a mother, but as a thinking human I understand why there would be an uproar about this. Anyone who posts a picture like this to over a million followers does, too. Madonna is acutely aware of what it is to be in the public eye. That’s why I think this was a weird decision on her part. And not weird-good – just, irresponsible. Can you imagine your teenager showing you the Instagram account of a friend’s mom and having these photos come up? Then tell me you would let your kid over there ever again. No way.
This photo of tweens clutching bottles of booze isn’t cool just because Madonna took it. And I say this as an absolute lover of Madonna.