Twitter defends Madonna after her daughter Lourdes Leon refers to her as a “control freak”
Lourdes Leon, Madonna’s daughter, has stated her displeasure with her upbringing.
While everyone goes through the stereotypically rebellious adolescent years, not everyone airs their problems to millions of people via a famous venue. During an interview with Interview Magazine, the 25-year-old model revealed, “My mom is such a control freak, and she has controlled me my whole life. I needed to be completely independent from her as soon as I graduated high school.
Fans of Madonna immediately recognised the shady remark and rushed to the 63-year-old singer’s rescue. One supporter wrote on Twitter, “I applaud her honesty. I mean who didn’t guess Madonna was a control freak. And if you expect your parents to support you, famous or not, you can expect them to exert some type of control over you.”
“Madonna has raised her well. And her advice is amazing. I see the way other celebs kids are and would definitely do the same with mine,” another, lauding Madonna’s parenting skills.
A third was added, “You’re a child living in the glamourous messed up industry. Your mother might be out of line but she might also try to limit your interaction with those mess. Too bad it didn’t work.”
However, as the conversation progressed, Leon shifted the storyline to be more favourable. She began to glorify her mum throughout the piece. She discussed her mother’s music career and subsequently admitted that she inherited her mother’s “control freak” qualities.
“My experience with my mom’s music has changed so much as I’ve gotten older, because I’m increasingly able to recognize how influential and amazing this woman is, and how empowering to other women and ahead of her time she has always been.” She continued to say, “I didn’t fully comprehend that until I realized the importance of empowerment and what it means to be a woman.” she concluded.
“She’s probably the hardest worker I’ve ever seen. I didn’t inherit that, unfortunately. I inherited her control issues, but not her work ethic,” confessed the young professional.
The internet, it appears, has misunderstood Leon’s words in order to cast her relationship with her mother in a poor manner. Given the rest of the interview, she has a lot of nice things to say about the renowned pop artist.
However, Leon should proceed with caution the next time he conducts an interview.