Award winning pop singer, Madonna has come under fire after ahe posted a video of her teenage son, David Banda, dancing to ‘stamp out racism’ after a 46-year-old black man, George Floyd, was murdered by white police officer in Minnesota.
KanyiDaily had reported how George Floyd died during arrest on Monday, after a white police officer pinned him to the ground by pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck as the black man protested that he couldn’t breathe.
Madonna was one of many celebrities that had taken to social media to express outrage over the incident of police brutality.
The 61-year-old singer shared a video of her 14-year-old son busting some moves to Michael Jackson‘s “They Don’t Care About Us” with the apparent intention of honoring George Floyd.
In the video, David Banda could be seen showing off some serious MJ moves as he dances in the kitchen, with Madonna writing that this was in tribute to George Floyd and stop “all Acts of Racism and Discrimination”
“Brutal murder travels around the world. My son David Dances to honor and pay tribute to George and His Family and all Acts of Racism and Discrimination that happen on a daily basis in America. #davidbanda#JusticeforGeorgeFloyd#MichaelJackson,” she wrote.
Brutal murder travels around the world my son David Dances to honor and pay tribute to George and His Family and all Acts of Racism and Discrimination that happen on a daily basis in America. #davidbanda #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd #MichaelJackson pic.twitter.com/wLa6YKrYF1
— Madonna (@Madonna) May 28, 2020
Her post was met with widespread criticism, with some calling out the pop star for what they described as insensitive George Floyd tribute.
Madonna really thought a video of her son dancing was what the world needed rn pic.twitter.com/HUefqZNU06
— michael ♉︎ (@winewthegirls) May 29, 2020
Nobody asked Madonna to weigh in today. Not a soul.
Unforced errors among public figures have been rampant this month. pic.twitter.com/DNOkNCG7at
— April (@ReignOfApril) May 29, 2020
Madonna lost her rabbit ass mind lol pic.twitter.com/tfgb1uLF6t
— Champagne Javí (@4LJAVI) May 29, 2020
Madonna is fucking weirdo , like wtf that video was going to help us do?? Thank you . Next bitch
— CupcakKe (@CupcakKe_rapper) May 29, 2020
I’m nervous that Madonna’s son is gonna stop dancing and racism will come back.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenKarp) May 29, 2020
#Madonna Twitter is such a vicious world. He's a kid. He wanted to do something expressive. Some of you are too young to know the lyrics to the Michael Jackson song. Listen to them. Whatever you think about his mom….he's a kid. Chill, Twitter.
— Professor Darren Hutchinson (@dissentingj) May 29, 2020
Madonna is a weirdo. I’ve never found her entertaining and everything she does seems like a stunt. And she can’t sing. That video of her son dancing is awkward like her
— Dear Ashley… (@asj519) May 29, 2020
Now that Madonna has posted a video of her son dancing racism is over, George Floyd has peace, justice will be served and the riots will stop. This is what everyone was waiting for. Stay tuned for updates from the bathtub.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) May 29, 2020
Madonna is currently trending in the US after tweeting a video of her son dancing to “honor and pay tribute” to George Floyd and #BlackLivesMatter which many are calling ‘tone deaf’. pic.twitter.com/I1utw22Vdt
— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 29, 2020
KanyiDaily had also reported how a white American woman identified as Amy Cooper was caught on camera calling the police and lying that a black man was attacking her, when he really just asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, New York.