Madonna defends Instagram picture of 13-year-old son Rocco holding gin bottle: 'We were just having fun'

Madonna is firing back at critics who claim she was being "irresponsible" after she posted a photo of her 13-year-old son Rocco holding a bottle of gin to Instagram.

"No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don't start the year off with judgement!" wrote the queen of pop in a followup post.

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The original snap showed Rocco – the singer's son with Guy Ritchie – and some friends holding bottles of spirits.

She had captioned it: "The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014"

Madonna has been sharing pictures from her New Year family skiing break. The singer saw in 2014 at a ski resort in Switzerland with Rocco and her other children; Lourdes, from her relationship with Carlos Leon – and David and Mercy, who she adopted from Malawi.

Among the family snaps were one of Mercy and David ready to hit the slopes. Another showed Lourdes in her snowboarding gear, with the caption: "Snow Bunny is DONE!"

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