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Madonna says she's sorry for using a racial slur on Instagram

Pop star Madonna created a mess for herself recently by using a racial slur to refer to her own son. However, she says she really didn't mean anything bad by this and she's sorry. Madonna has extended apologies for calling her son a racial slur on Instagram, reported Pop Crush on Jan. 19, 2014.

Madonna visits the Hard Candy Fitness Roma at Colosseo in Rome, Italy.
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Madonna recently referred to her 13-year-old son, Rocco, as the N-word in a photo which she posted on Instagram. Madonna has since deleted this post and wrote on Instagram, “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.” She went on to explain that she admits there is no good way to defend using the word, but she feels it's all about intention. Madonna says she was using the word as a term of endearment towards her white son. However, she realizes it’s a provocative word and she is now sorry for using the word and giving people the wrong impression.

Madonna really is sorry about using a racial slur on Instagram which has sparked off a furor, reports Rolling Stone. She had originally posted a photo of her 13-year-old son Rocco sparring in a boxing ring, with the caption, "No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disn---a." More recently after deleting that and apologizing she has shared that she feels her job is to inspire and bring people together and that her message is really all about tolerance and non judgement.

With racial slurs flying all around us daily on movies, in songs, in books and elsewhere they can make a psychological imprint on people's minds who may than use them mistakenly. Madonna is right to say this is all about intention and her apologies should be taken to heart. Throughout her brilliant career her message has really been all about love and peace and it appears she really means that.

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