The Material Girl has landed herself in some pretty hot water after posting a particularly suggestive New Year's Eve photo to Instagram. The snapshot, which was uploaded on January 4, shows her son Rocco and two friends— each holding up bottles of vodka. The problem? 13-year-old Rocco and his friends are very much underage.
To add a little more fuel to everyone's fire, Madonna's photo caption read: "The party has just begun! Bring it, 2014."
Naturally, comments immediately flooded Madonna's Instagram account, denouncing the pop star for promoting underage drinking in any way,
"Booze is not something to make jokes about," wrote one commentator. Another added snarkily: "Madonna still doing anything for attention. ...good or bad. What a shame."
But not everyone was angry. One fan wrote back defiantly: "Madonna dont be worried everybody can kiss your a** bcause ur the best." (Clearly, a stellar argument...)
Just one day later, amid all the backlash, Madge shot back herself on Instagram, commenting: "No one was drinking, we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don't start the year off with judgement."
Hmmm... whether or not that settles her critics, Madonna does have a long-standing reputation for being a pretty strict mom otherwise. In a 2012 interview, Rocco himself said: "She's very strict. But in a good way."
Considering it's not every day you hear a 13-year-old kid say that, we may have to give Madge the benefit of the doubt on this one.