'I give Lourdes a hard time when she's being a lazy writer' How Madonna demands perfection even on daughter's blog
'I give Lourdes a hard time when she's being a lazy writer': How Madonna demands perfection even on daughter's blog
By Daniel Bates
She is known for her exacting standards when it comes to performing.
But now it appears Madonna is now even micromanaging even her own daughter - by proofreading her blog.
The Material Girl, 53, said that she goes through the text and sometimes edits it to make it sound better.
Tough parent: Madonna with her daughter Lourdes last year
The aim was ensure that Lourdes, who writes under her nickname Lola, does not become a ‘lazy writer', even though she is just 15.
Speaking to US Harper's Bazaar, Madonna also lashed out at those who write her off because of her age and spoke candidly about how she was bullied at school and called ‘Hairy Monster'.
She claimed that when she was younger straight men did not find her attractive because she was ‘different'.
Micromanaging: Madonna proofreads and edit's her daughter's blog on the Material Girl website
Earlier this year Madonna and Lourdes launched their own U.S. fashion label together called Material Girl.
The accompanying blog features advice and tips to young girls and looks every inch the work of a teenager - even if that isn't actually the case.
Cover girl: Madonna with W.E. star Andrea Riseborough on the U.S. edition of Harper's Bazaar
Madonna claimed that Lourdes ‘loves fashion and style' and that her job is to ‘stand in the background and watch'.
But she admitted: ‘I proofread her blogs and edit them and give her a hard time when I think she's being a lazy writer.'
In the interview Madonna, who has three other children apart from Lourdes, Rocco, 11, along with David, six, and Mercy, five, who were both adopted from Malawi, complained that people are unable to look beyond how old she is.
She said that when people write about her ‘my age is right after my name'.
She said: ‘It's almost like they're saying, 'Here she is, but remember she's this age, so she's not that relevant anymore.'
‘Or studybay 'Let's punish her by reminding her and everyone else.' When you put someone's age down, you're limiting them.'
The young Madonna was ‘tortured' by the boy in her school and it was not until her teenage years that she found herself whilst partying in gay clubs.
But despite that part of her never really grew up and she still feels like a teenager.
She said: ‘For some reason, I feel like I never left high school, because I still feel that if you don't fit in, you're going to get your ass kicked.
‘That hasn't really changed for me. I've always been acutely aware of differences and the way you are supposed to act if you want to be popular.'
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