Madonna is starting off the new year with a new controversy, drawing fire over a photo she posted of her 13-year-old son, Rocco, proudly displaying a liquor bottle, USA Today reports.
Posted on Instagram over the weekend, the photo of Rocco and two young friends holding booze bottles was accompanied by a caption saying: "The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014."
"Does this mean the Material Girl encourages underage drinking? Lots of Instagram commenters seemed to think that’s exactly the message the photo is sending, and they were not too happy about it, while others came to her defense," the story reports.
For her part, Madonna says it’s all just a joke. The pop star wrote in a later Instagram caption: "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!"
The photo was one in a series of pics Madonna has posted during a holiday ski trip in Switzerland, the report notes.