Madonna has been criticised on social media after she posted a video of her teenage son dancing to ‘stamp out racism’.
George Floyd died on the 25th of May in Minneapolis following a brutal arrest which was caught on video and showed a police officer kneeling on his neck as he cried out: ‘I can’t breathe’.
Immediately the public reacted and four officers were fired, with an investigation underway by the FBI and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Madonna earlier today took to social media to share a short video of her son David dancing in tribute to George Floyd.
In the video, the 14-year-old performs a routine to Michael Jackson’s They Don’t Care About Us in their kitchen. Sharing the video, madonna wrote;
“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”, and added the hashtags #DavidBanda, #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd and #MichaelJackson.”
Watch the video below;
Madonna’s son David dances to fight racism and honour George Floyd after his tragic death amid brutal arrest.pic.twitter.com/tHluzCtn4i
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) May 29, 2020
Many followers hit out at the ‘Like a Prayer’ singer, dismissing the tribute.
One Twitter user wrote: “Wow. Racism is gone. Thank you girl.”
Another sarcastically commented: “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?”
A third mocked the singer, tweeting: “I really appreciate you for allowing your son to dance away the racism for us.”