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Madonna doesn’t think Lourdes smoking has anything to do with her.

 

I don’t really know where to start. Watch this:

 

My favourite part is when she says ‘she smoked that cigarette before I did that video, so, she didn’t get that from me.’ That’s pretty much what this rant is going to be about.

Okay, I get that she doesn’t smoke in real life, and I believe that she doesn’t approve of it, but there was something about her whole ‘oh, well, I have no responsibility in this, Lourdes does what she wants and I certainly haven’t played any role in making smoking look cool for years and years and years’ attitude that just kind of… irked me.

Honestly, smoking doesn’t bother me, people can do what they want. But Madonna’s so full of shit. I love her, and she’s a fierce bitch, but seriously.

Okay. Firstly, the new video is clearly not the first time Madonna’s used a cigarette as ‘an accessory’, so the whole ‘she did it before I did!’ thing is actually absurd. Look at all those photos up there. That’s a minute of Googling ‘Madonna smoking,’ and I’m sure if I knew Madonna’s career as well as some of my other pop tarts I’d find a shitload more.

Second, isn’t the whole point of an accessory to make your whole outfit, your whole ‘thing’, your look, cooler? So by saying that it’s an accessory, isn’t Madonna actually saying ‘I’m using it to look cool?’ and if that’s the case, then isn’t Lourdes doing just that?

I understand that Madonna must have a lot of trouble separating her career from her personal life, because the things that she does on stage or in videos aren’t necessarily things she wants her fifteen year old daughter to be doing. But I also feel like when Madonna, or any pop star, does something controversial, they always whip out the ‘well I never intended to be a role model, I’m an artist and it’s not my job to raise your kids, you need to be at home talking to them’ speech that I’ve heard from literally all my faves because I love the pop artists who get slutty with it. But Madonna can’t pull that shit when the kid in question is her own.

I’m not saying it’s a cut and dry, cause and effect type thing, where Madonna makes smoking look cool so now Lourdes is smoking. It’s not. But to essentially shaft all responsibility for the decisions your fifteen year old daughter makes regarding something that you yourself have used in your career multiple times… well… she’s right, she does need to be tougher, but she needs to be tougher on herself before she’s tougher on Lourdes.

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  1. trilby #

    I agree that Madonna has glamorized smoking a number of times. I personally started smoking because I was so captivated by the image of her with a cigarette in Express Yourself. I’m not a regular smoker now, but when I light a cigarette, I do it because it makes me feel classy and stylish.

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