Madonna Apologizes for Using Racial SlurBy: Kimberly Ripley - January 19, 2014
Madonna has apologized for her use of a racial slur in a caption on her Instagram account. The singer actually used the word when talking about her son Rocco during one of his boxing matches. She claims she isn’t a racist and didn’t mean to hurt or offend anyone with her use of the offensive word.
Just a day ago, however, Madonna referred to those who called her out for her use of the racial slur “haters.”
It was Friday night when the pop singer posted a picture of 13-year-old Rocco boxing and captioned it as follows.
“No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out!” She then added her own variation of the N-word.
She deleted the post quickly as she was soon barraged with fellow Instagram users insisting her post was insulting.
In a statement Madonna issued–also via Instagram–she begged forgiveness from those offended by her use of the word.
“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.”
There was more, too.
“MY job is to inspire and bring people together . My message has always been about tolerance and non judgement. The last thing I want to do is bring chaos or cause separation in anyway. #revolutionoflove”
That message has now been removed from Instagram as well, however is now posted on her Facebook page instead.