Lourdes Maria Leon, the eldest daughter of Madonna, was very unfortunately spotted outside her school in NYC smoking with some friends in between classes. As you can see in the photos below, Lola got a light from a very handsome young man who, I dare say, she was trying to impress with her cigarette. As you may know, Lola‘s mother Madonna has been photographed smoking cigarettes over the many years of her career … most recently in her just released music video Girl Gone Wild. HMMMM. It would seem that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
We’re in two minds about what Madonna’s course of action is going to be when she finds out her precious first born is SMOKING CIGARETTES. On the one hand, Lourdes is, and always will be Madge’s baby girl – even when she’s 43 (our mum tells us this, so it’s true). And therefore, she is certain to be upset that her daughter is puffing away on something medically proven to cause cancer and kill – not to mention the wrinkles they cause – and we all know Madonna just doesn’t do wrinkles. But on the other hand, she doesn’t really have a leg to stand on because she’s not been shy of been seen toking on fags herself and could even be accused of glamourising smoking in various music videos and posters over the 78 years she been the Queen of Pop. Even in her latest video, which is conveniently called Girl Gone Wild, she’s done up like a film star with smoke curling out of her mouth in a suggestive manner… if that’s possible. So if Madonna is waiting at the front door for 15 year old Lourdes to get home, give her a good rollicking and ground her – Lourdes kind of has quite the comeback, she might even like to quote some of the lyrics from her mum’s latest record. “Girls they just wanna have some fun, get fired up like a smoking gun. / I know I shouldn’t act this way, I know that girls don’t misbehave, but I’m bad girl anyway.” But then if Madonna’s anything like most mums in the world (ours included), she will retort with: “Do as I say, not as I do.” Sucks being a kid sometimes
Ah … the eternal problem for parents … Do as I say, not as I do. IMHO, this behavior is prolly very less about acting out and more about fitting in. Lourdes, as any teen would, is trying to find herself. You will note that she is also rocking a nose ring in these photos … another sign of teen independence (and sometimes rebellion). I think it’s pretty safe to say that a majority of us engaged in this kind of behavior when we were younger. We all tried smoking and I know I went thru my body piercing phase. I know some folks may say, Well Madonna can’t really be surprised that her daughter is smoking because she is an infamous smoker. But, really, the same could be said about ANY parent/child relationship. It’s unfortunate that Lola has taken up smoking and it is my hope that that his is just an experimental phase. It would be naive to think that teens these days do not experiment with cigarettes (and worse) but hopefully they will realize the dangers associated with this behavior are not worth the risk. But, I suppose, that is a lesson teens like Lourdes can only learn from her parents.