(AllHipHop News) Madonna has found herself at the center of controversy once again, after paying tribute to George Floyd with a video of her son David Banda dancing to Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us.”
Following the tragic death of 46-year-old Floyd, who died after being pinned to the ground, while unarmed and unhandcuffed, by a police officer who knelt on his neck and stopped him breathing, people around the world have been coming forward to condemn police brutality – with celebrities including Cardi B, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Reese Witherspoon all having their say on the heartbreaking incident.
Madonna also weighed in on the scandal on Thursday, by sharing a clip of her 14-year-old son showing off his dance moves to a Jackson tune.
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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
“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,” she wrote alongside the video, adding the hashtags #DavidBanda, #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd and #MichaelJackson.
However, Madonna’s tweet didn’t have the desired effect, and she was quickly inundated with sarcastic messages from social media users, who insisted her post was somewhat off message.
“Wow, racism is gone, thank you girl,” one person wrote, while another added: “I really appreciate you for allowing your son to dance away the racism for us.” A third tweeted: “Thank you so much. I’m so glad he was able to stomp out racism with this deeply moving tribute. Y’all’s hard work and sacrifice to the cause…how can we ever repay you?”
Meanwhile, ex-basketball player Rex Chapman labeled Madonna’s post “the worst tweet of all time”, and added: “Come dance in the kitchen for racism’ is a weird take. To Michael Jackson? And other things.”
Madonna has yet to respond to the controversy.