The age old saying “do as I say, not as I do” may be appropriate after a recent interview with NBC when pop icon Madonna publicly scolded her 15-year-old daughter, Lourdes, for getting caught by the press smoking a cigarette. Having a mom known for her living on the edge attitude and controversial behavior, some feel the parenting advice may be a bit hypocritical and a hard pill for Lourdes to swallow.
The singer, who admittedly does not smoke cigarettes, has a very hard time with the thought of her daughter picking up the unhealthy habit. She is quoted by ABC News as saying, “I don’t think I’m as tough as I should be. I think I need to be, maybe, tougher. It’s hard, every day is a negotiation. But cigarette smoking, I’m not very fond of. For anyone.”
Though Madge is seen in one of her latest videos puffing on a cigarette she insists it was just a prop and has nothing to do with this latest Lourdes incident telling the reporter that Lourdes “smoked that cigarette before I did that video! So she didn’t get that from me, ok?”.
What do you think of Madonna’s response to her daughter being caught smoking a cigarette?
How do you manage to parent your kids when your past contradicts the behavior you expect from them?
The point of being a parent is to learn from your mistakes and teach your kids how to better than you were. So I don't think Madonna is wrong at all.
Hard to believe I was ever a fan of Madge, ugh. She is the biggest hypocrite! I would be smoking more than cigarettes if I had to live with her. Hey Madge, what are you gonna do when Lourdes struts down the Cali. streets naked except for, uhhum, SMOKING and in heels in broad daylight like you did in your SEX book? I recall a couple vids Madge did with smokes. Give it a rest already, hang it up and go home and raise your kids.
If Madonna is so against smoking why would she use a prop in a video? I do think that would be hypocritical for her daughter!
I think that Madonna's past behavior would taint anything that she would say to her daughter.