Madonna arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California January 26, 2014.
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Madonna defended her 14-year-old son over the weekend after he came under fire for posting a video depicting Islamic State atrocities on his Instagram account, the Independent reported.
Rocco Ritchie posted a video of Islamic State terrorists shooting a group of children laying on the ground. Ritchie suggested that the brutality faced by the children in the war zone should help put less serious issues in perspective.
“I think if your still being a d**k to people, I would stop,” he wrote in the caption to the video. “We've got a little worse of a problem on are hands here guys. We don't need more negative a** holes here.”
Instagram, which forbids the posting of violent content among its guidelines, could cancel Richie's account and the 14-year-old did face some criticism for posting the video.
Madonna sprang to her son's defense , praising him for expressing his outrage at Islamic State's atrocities.
“I applaud my Sons desire to express his outrage by posting footage of ISIS on instagram,” the Independent
quoted the singer as writing in response.
“Humans are becoming numb to this violent imagery. He is saying our problems are nothing compared to whats going on around the world. Freedom Fighting is in his blood. Lets pray for PEACE! #rebelheart #livingforlove.”