Madonna Mocked For Posting Son’s Dance Tribute To George Floyd

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Madonna Mocked For Posting Son’s Dance Tribute To George Floyd

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The 1975 frontman Matty Healy deactivated his Twitter account yesterday after facing backlash for linking to one of his band’s songs in a tweet about George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis this week. And CNN reports that Madonna, another famous white person, is also being criticized — and roundly mocked — for her own ill-advised social media post about Floyd.

Yesterday, CNN reports that Madonna tweeted a two-minute clip of her 14-year-old son David Banda, whom she adopted from Malawi as a baby, dancing to Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us.” In the caption, 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.”

Unsurprisingly, people on Twitter had some things to say about Madonna’s response. April Reign, the activist who created the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, wrote, “Nobody asked Madonna to weigh in today. Not a soul. Unforced errors among public figures have been rampant this month.” Others sarcastically thanked Madonna for “ending racism,” while several more compared it to Kendall Jenner’s infamous Pepsi ad.

Madonna posted a longer response to Floyd’s death on Instagram earlier this week:

In March, Madonna was criticized for telling fans that COVID-19 is “the great equalizer” while lying in a milky bath sprinkled with rose petals.

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