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Madonna is facing a backlash because she has released a video in which her son is dancing to “honor” George Floyd.
The 61-year-old singer went to her social media accounts on Thursday with a three-minute video of her son David Banda, which she split up into a Michael Jackson song in her kitchen. She said it was her way to “pay tribute” to Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minnesota on Monday.
“As the news of George Floyd’s brutal murder travels the world, my son David Dances dances to honor and honor George and his family and all acts of racism and discrimination that take place in America every day,”
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Floyd’s death has sparked violent protests across the country, including the third district of Minneapolis Police, which was set on fire by rioters on Thursday. While the Queen of Pop seems to have posted the video with good intentions and even received praise from some of her followers after posting, she started tending to Twitter late Thursday through Friday morning after dozens had started popping the star online .
“Really? Is that your answer? Dance? #self-absorbed solemnity“A Twitter user criticized the singer” Like a Prayer “.
“It’s okay, everyone! Madonna has just eradicated racism through the power of interpretive dance!” another wrote sarcastically on the social media platform.
Many cited Madonna’s prosperity as the reason for her alleged insensitivity and branded her as a deaf and dumb celebrity who has made controversial comments in the past in response to global problems such as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“It was only a few weeks ago when Madonna published how Covid is the great straightener from her luxury bathtub. Now that. Please, please, Madonna, stay calm,” chastised the star.
One person on the platform wrote: “This is what happens when you live in a bubble. They think that every action they take is praised and makes a difference. Ignorant and privileged. Two characteristics that are typical of Hollywood are.”
Another Instagram user, named Banda’s dance moves “amazing”, felt that Madonna missed the goal of actually motivating change and commented, “You don’t need a dance … you have power, so do something!”
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Banda danced to Jackson’s 1996 hit “You Don’t Really Care About Us,” a song that some Twitter users called a “protest” song, and which actually corresponds to the current controversy over police brutality and racism.
“It’s a protest song and the message is exactly what is happening in the United States. People have been protesting differently for a long time and I wonder why and how Madonna / David receives people’s anger,” the user defended the star.
Before Madonna released the dance clip, she wrote about Floyd’s death and called it “the most disgusting, heartbreaking thing I’ve seen in a long time.”
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She also posted a video earlier this week in which Floyd talks about gun control. “George Floyd speaks ………. prophecy #guncontrol #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd.”
A representative of the singer did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.