When Madonna used the N-word recently on Instagram she successfully infuriated folks. She then comes back with an apology and explanation that she used the N-word toward her son, "who is white," as a "term of endearment," according to MSN on Jan. 18.
Madonna has been the queen of doing and saying things first, she's a pioneer in many things. Apparently she did it again, as this is probably the first time anyone has called the N-word a “term of endearment.” If that is the case, then why all the fuss when the word is used?
According to CNN, Madonna posted a picture of her son Rocco boxing and with it she posted the words:
"No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out!" she wrote in the Instagram posting, to which she added the hashtag "#disni--a."
When the uproar spread like wild fire online, Madonna first came back with:
"Ok let me start this again. #get off of my d--k haters!"
This didn't stop the bleeding, so Madonna's rep released a statement from the Material Girl saying she is sorry if this offended anyone, it was not her intention. She also says she is not a racist, which most folks would agree that Madonna is not a racist.
Then came Madonna's full apology released by her rep:
"I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur.. I am not a racist. There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention... It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me."
Her 13-year-old son was the subject of more uproar around the holidays when Madonna posted a picture of her son and pals with bottles of alcohol. She defended the picture saying they were just fooling around and the kids did not drink the spirits.
Her son Rocco is the only child she had with Guy Richie. Madonna’s teenager Lourdes is from another relationship. She also has two adopted kids Mercy and David.
While Madonna apologized and cleared up her use of the N-word, she had to realize this would cause a problem when she posted it. It will also raise plenty of eyebrows now that she claims she uses this as a term of endearment for her 13-year-old son.
This isn’t a word that needs to be perpetuated, in a nice or derogatory way. It hurts too many people when used.