Now that Madonna’s son, Rocco, has entered his crazy teenage years, Madge must have a lot on her mind, like how to prepare him to face peer pressure and the fact that in just three years, he’ll be driving. But teen drinking? Not one of Madonna’s top concerns.
The Queen of Pop faced some serious backlash over the weekend when she posted a photo on Instagram on Saturday of Rocco and friends holding bottles of alcohol during their trip to the Swiss Alps. Wait a minute — we know Switzerland’s drinking age is more lax than it is in the United States, but not even 13-year-olds can drink there!
“The party has just begun!” said Madonna’s caption. “Bring it! 2014.”
Madonna’s not like a regular mom. She’s a cool mom. At least, that’s probably what Rocco’s thinking. Her Instagram followers? Not so much. And their comments obviously struck a chord with her, because she was pretty quick to reply to her fans’ harsh reaction.
“No one was drinking we were just having fun,” Madonna explained alongside another (alcohol-free) photo of the boys. “Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don’t start the year off with judgment!”
Sorry, Madonna — we love you and all, but you can’t expect to post a picture of young teenagers who look like they’re about to engage in illegal activity and escape criticism. It’s just not the way the world works.
Besides, the two other boys pictured were Rocco’s friends — can you imagine what their parents were thinking when they saw that photo? We hope nobody’s grounded for Madonna’s poor judgment.