Having Madonna as your mother must be quite an ordeal. Sure, the multi-millionaire singer’s wealth means that you get to live in luxury, but there’s also the fact that she’s always going to be on the verge of embarrassing you.
And she did just that to her 14-year-old son Rocco in front of her millions of Instagram followers this week by making a reference to his genitals.
Madonna’s gesture started off innocently enough. All she wanted to do was upload a video of her son doing a really impressive back flip while out in their back garden. You can check out the clip of Rocco John Ritchie, whose father is director Guy Ritchie, performing his acrobatic manoeuvre here.
However, the real drama began when Madonna decided to upload the clip alongside the caption, “Rocco’s preferred profile #nosausage.”
According to the Mirror, users soon began to pepper the comments section and Twitter with criticism as they insisted that her caption was hugely inappropriate.
Madonna had actually taken down the Instagram video after commentors focused on Rocco’s genitals because of his skimpy, bright orange boxers. Shortly after removing it, Madonna then decided to put it back up but with the aforementioned hashtag.
This isn’t the first time that Madonna has gotten into hot water regarding her online behavior towards her son. In January 2014 she posted an image of her then-13-year-old son holding onto a bottle of liquor, while a few months later she also used a racially charged word when making a reference to his boxing.
Madonna will start her Rebel Heart world tour in August, but she has decided to delay it by two weeks just to make sure that everything is in tip-top shape for the extravaganza, which she insists will be “worth the wait.”
Madonna took to her website to explain, “As my fans already know, the show has to be perfect. Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realised. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause my fans. I can promise you this show will be worth the wait. Can’t wait to share it with all my Rebel Hearts out there.”
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