- 29 May 20
Currently wondering what planet Madonna thinks she's on.
Madonna has posted a video tribute to George Floyd, who was killed Monday by a police officer in Minneapolis. Amidst riots and calls for a murder charge, the 'Material Girl' singer posted a video she filmed of her son David dancing to Michael Jackson's 'They Don't Really Care About Us'.
No doubt meant to be heartfelt, the caption read on the video reads: “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.”
The post, which is being criticised as at best clueless and at worst willfully ignorant, has been widely deemed as performative since it crashed onto Instagram on Thursday (May 28). The point being made is that it effectively proves the very point that Jackson was making in the song. There have also been comments implying that, in any event, Michael Jackson is a strange choice to make in the context. If you'd like to donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, you can do so here.
The reactions, which you can peruse below, are as vicious as one might expect on social media.
— Miss Valdosta Feed & Grain (@ValdostaMiss) May 29, 2020
Madonna showing the whole world her black son dancing pic.twitter.com/xSo5wxBJfg
— Dre Hova 💎 (@1gvldendre) May 29, 2020
Madonna I have some bad news about Michael jackson are you sitting down
— Dan Ozzi (@danozzi) May 28, 2020