One of Madonna‘s adopted twin girls, Estere and Stella, told the pop icon about the beauty of dark skin earlier this week.
In a playful video of the mother-daughter duo using Instagram’s cat filters, the Malawi-born child said, “I look prettier because I’m brown.”
Madonna, 60, responded, “Oh, OK! Well, I look pretty cute, too.”
Several individuals on social media praised the singer for teaching her Black daughter to embrace her complexion.
“Madonna’s daughter saying ‘I’m prettier because I’m brown’ is very reflective of what she’s being taught,” one user wrote. “So kudos to Madonna in that respect but it was still funny af and a drag.”
“That just shows Madonna is teaching her daughter that her skin is beautiful ok gurlllllll,” another Tweeter added.
The seven-time Grammy winner has adopted four children from Africa. In February 2017, she adopted the twins. In October 2006 and May 2009, Madonna adopted David Banda and Mercy James, respectively.
The 60-year-old also has biological children, Rocco Ritchie and Lourdes Leon, from previous relationships.
Nearly two years ago, Madonna spoke about the difficulty she faced adopting children from Africa and harsh criticism she received after doing it.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.