A tragic incident took place recently where four police officers arrested a man named George Floyd. One of them kneeled down on his neck till the time he got choked to death. Since the video of the incident went viral, celebrities across the world have raised their voice against racial discrimination. One such celeb is singer Madonna who attempted to pay a tribute to George Floyd but the fans have mocked Madonna and even called her insensitive.
Madonna shared a video of 14-year-old son David Banda dancing to Michael Jackson’s song “They Don’t Care About Us”. While the video was posted with good intentions, it quickly drew criticism on social media with users mocking Madonna.
Madonna took to social media to share the video and along with it, she wrote – “As news of George Floyd’s 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”.
Fans were quick to mock Madonna with their comments, a fan wrote, “A bit insensitive as you’re a person with a platform to voice their concern, you should be doing a lot more”.” Another fan wrote, “Good intentions but completely tone-deaf. Dancing away the racism of murderous cops won’t actually do anything. But thanks for trying!”.
Officer Derek Chauvin and three fellow officers who were involved in the incident, were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department. The incident is currently under investigation.