Madonna has been mocked on social media for sharing a video of her adopted son David Banda dancing to Michael Jackson, which she posted in ‘tribute’ to George Floyd, whose death has sparked riots in the U.S. and outcry across the world.
The 61-year old singer shared the clip of Banda, 14, dancing to They Don’t Care About Us, which some Twitter users felt was misjudged.
Madonna’s caption read: ‘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.’
While the post appeared to have had good intentions, it quickly drew widespread criticism on Twitter with users who began to mock the star.
‘Wow. Racism is gone. Thank you girl.’ one user responded sarcastically, which received over 16,000 likes. While another joked: ‘I really appreciate you for allowing your son to dance away the racism for us.’
Others took aim at the pop star for staging the video, mocking her with comments including: ‘I really appreciate you for allowing your son to dance away the racism for us.’
One tweet read: ‘Madonna is literally out of touch with reality.’
White police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, was filmed on Monday pinning the black man to the ground by his neck (left) leaving him dying minutes later.
As well as a global outrage over the incident, many celebrities have been posting on their social media accounts calling for action.