Madonna trolled as son David Banda 'dances away' racism to honor George Floyd: ‘How can we ever repay you?’
On Monday (May 25) evening, a 46-year-old black man, George Floyd of Minneapolis, Minnesota became the victim of police brutality. He lost his life to another chilling incident of racism, which involved the police kneeling on his neck until he couldn’t breathe.
Several members of the black community and others, to voice the issues of discrimination and ill-treatment of people of color have taken to different social media platforms to protest the death of Floyd, which has been reported to be a foul play.
Similarly, even Madonna took to Twitter to pay tribute to Floyd, but she chose a rather unique way to do so. She shared a video of her 14-year-old son David Banda dancing to Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’.
She captioned it, “ 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”
Although the ‘Hung Up’ singer shared the video of David dancing with the right intentions, it hasn’t served well the internet users, who are mocking her for using this as a means to put an end to racism.
While one wrote, “Thank you so much. I’m so glad he was able to stomp out racism with this deeply moving tribute. Y’all’s hard work and sacrifice to the cause...how can we ever repay you?”
“There are many things you need to do and this wasn’t one of them,” and "I really appreciate you for allowing your son to dance away the racism for us", added a few more Twitter users mockingly.
And, a few have noted that the singer forcefully made David dance to MJ’s song. “This doesn’t sit right in my spirit. Why she makin him do this? Somebody help him, “ asked one.
Meanwhile, a few appreciated her effort, thanking her for her contribution towards the community. “A lot of replies from obvious miserable and unhappy people just looking for anything to criticize. Put in the decades of work Madonna has done for charity and activism then get back to me with your critiques,” said one.