Madonna posts pic of son Rocco Ritchie, 13, holding gin bottle

U.S. pop star Madonna poses for photographers on the red carpet on the opening event of the Fitness Center "Hard Candy" on Oct. 17, 2013, in Berlin.
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No stranger to controversy, Madonna attracted the ire of some parents over the weekend by sharing a photo of her 13-year-old son with a liquor bottle.

The 55-year-old pop star has taken to Instagram lately to share pictures from her recent Swedish ski trip with her four children. In one of the photos, Madonna's second-oldest, Rocco Ritchie, can be seen sporting a bandana and denim shirt while posing with two adolescent friends. Ritchie holds a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin, while his friends each carry a Belvedere vodka bottle.


After she posted the photo to her Instagram account on Saturday, Madonna was met with a wave of criticism from others on the social media website, many of whom questioned the entertainer's parenting skills.

Others felt that the pic set a bad influence. Word of the controversy spread back to Madonna, who subsequently posted a follow-up caption on her Instagram page.

She wrote in defense of the photo, "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!"

Rocco is the son of Madonna and director Guy Ritchie. The couple was married from 2000-2008.

Madonna's oldest child is 17-year-old daughter Lourdes Leon, whose father is Carlos Leon. The pop star also has two adopted children, David and Mercy, both 8.

Tell us: Do you think the photo crossed a line? Or are some people being over-sensitive?

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