Madonna Wishes She Was Tougher After Seeing Lourdes Smoking
Madonna has made a career of pushing boundaries, but just like most mothers she was caught unaware when her 15-year-old daughter did the same thing.
A photo of Lourdes casually smoking a cigarette was brought to Madonna's (and the world's) attention recently. Madonna was "not too happy" about her daughter smoking, she tells Harry Smith of the Today Show (check out the video below).
Madonna insists she is a non-smoker and the cigarette in her most recent video was an "accessory".
She doesn't dive into the details to whether Lourdes suffered any punishment, was grounded or had her design table taken away. But she does say about her parenting, "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."
Those may be the truest words that I ever heard Madonna speak (with or without the fake British accent). It seems that even rock star parents wonder if they are too tough or too lax on their kids.
The entitled teens of celebrity parents may have different boundaries to push against, but as Lourdes showed the world -- they may have the same ones as well. When it comes to partying they may face more challenges by both the media and their kids about hypocrisy. But I stand by a parent's right to be a hypocrite - how else do we move this society forward?
Harry Smith asked Madonna if it is easy being her. She scoffed at the question. But I think that many parents of teenagers will tell you that, no, it's not easy being a parent no matter who you are.
What would you do if you found your teen smoking?
Want more chaos? Last year, I asked if you ever fell into a booby trap while breastfeeding.