Watch: Madonna Slammed for Video of Son Dancing to Michael Jackson to Honor George Floyd

Friday May 29, 2020

Madonna weighed in on the death of security guard George Floyd and was quickly slammed on social media for doing so.

"As anger grew at footage showing a police officer kneeling on Floyd's neck as he died, the singer Thursday tweeted a two-minute clip of her adopted son, David Banda, dancing to Michael Jackson's song 'They Don't Care About Us,'" reports CNN.


In the video the 14-year old Banda shows some slick dance moves while moving about in what appears to be the kitchen in Madonna's home.

Madonna adopted Banda from Malawi, in 2006 when he was 13 months old.

A well-intentioned as the post was, it only left some wondering if it was her son's audition for "America's Got Talent." And it clearly backfired, if Twitter is to be believed:







April Reign, who created the #OscarSoWhite campaign, commented that nobody "asked Madonna to weigh in today. Not a soul. Unforced errors among public figures have been rampant this month," reports CNN. And TV writer Akilah Green adds that the video was "worse than that Pepsi can" ad, referring to an infamous 2017 commercial starring Kendall Jenner that used protest imagery to market the soft drink. In it she hands a can of Pepsi to a white (and hot) cop who drinks it to the cheers of the protesters. Pepsi took it down, saying they "missed the mark" and didn't "intend to make light of any serious issue."

"Madonna had made previous posts about the Floyd's death, sharing footage from the incident and sending prayers to the family of Mr Floyd, as well as writing 'F**k The Police!'," reports the Daily Mail.

It was the latest blunder from the musical superstar while she posting her feelings about the COVID-19 pandemic while quarantining. In late March she posted a video in which she called the coronavirus "the great leveler" as she set in a rose-pedaled bath.

It was a moment not lost on one Twitter subscriber.


Maddona also has her defenders:





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