Does Madonna need to stop using social media? Just a few weeks after she posted a controversial New Year’s Eve picture online, the pop music icon has come under fire for an offensive Instagram caption. And both incidents involved her 13-year-old son, Rocco Ritchie!
According to Rolling Stone, Madge’s latest social media snafu came when she posted a pic of her son Rocco in the boxing ring. Unfortunately, she included a racial slur in the caption, which originally said: “No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disn—-.”
After receiving massive backlash, the singer reportedly changed the caption to say: “Ok let me start this again #get off of my d— haters!”
Finally, the mom of four – who has two adopted African children — posted a full-on apology, which said: “I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur. I am not a racist. There’s no way to defend the use of the word … It was all about intention. It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it’s a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.”
The Grammy winner caused controversy earlier this month when she shared an Instagram picture of her underage son holding a bottle of Bombay gin, alongside two young pals holding vodka bottles. The caption: “The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014.”
When critics slammed the 55-year-old superstar for glamorizing underage drinking, she later explained: “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!”
Still, is it time for Madonna to find some new material for her social media feed? Maybe she should start posting pics of birds or flowers … or make like her pal Ashton Kutcher.
When Kutcher fired off an uneducated post about fired Penn State coach Joe Paterno a few years ago, the actor’s millions of followers let him know about his screw up. The “Two and a Half men” star promptly apologized for denouncing the firing (he was unaware of the pending sex abuse scandal at the school), tweeting a picture of himself next to a sign saying “I’m with stupid,” before announcing he would be turning the management of his Twitter feed over to his publicists.
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