Madonna Uses N-Word In Instagram Photo Caption Of Her White Son
In her latest ill-advised ploy for attention, Madonna shockingly used the N-word on her Instagram account in captioning a photo of her 13-year-old son, Rocco Ritchie. The racist Instagram photo quickly went viral despite Madonna deleting the image and caption within an hour. She issued an apology over the weekend for using the racist slur, but many believe that it was too little and too late.
The photo showed Ritchie boxing last Friday night, but Madonna took things to a whole new level by captioning the photo with the hashtag #disn***a. Ritchie is white, but the singer has two adopted black children. After many of her 1.1 million Instagram followers berated Madonna for using the racist term, she deleted the photo and re-uploaded it an hour later with the caption “ok, let me start this again.”
But 24 hours later, Madonna issued a full statement apologizing for the racist Instagram caption. “I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the ‘n-word.’ It was not meant as a racial slur. I am not a racist. There’s no way to defend the use of the word,” she said. “Forgive me. It was all about intention. It was used as a term of endearment towards my son who is white. I appreciate that it’s a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression.”
The singer has already sparked controversy with her photos relating to Ritchie. Last month, she posted a photo in which he and his friends posed with bottles of alcohol on New Year’s Eve. Madonna denied that the teenager drank any booze and later defended the photo via Twitter. “No one was drinking, we were just having fun!” she wrote. “Calm down and get a sense of humour! Don’t start the year off with judgement.”