Tensions are high in America right now due to a series of racism-related incidents in recent days, such as the Christian Cooper thing and the horrendous police killing of George Floyd, which sparked heated protests across the country. With celebrities sharing their unfiltered thoughts on the matter, Madonna decided to chime in with her own take by *checks notes* sharing a video on Twitter of her son, David Banda, dancing.
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While celebrities like Halsey using Twitter to call out people who are silent on the George Floyd killing, Madonna’s approach was a bit different.
In response to the recent heightened racial tensions in America, the pop legend tweeted a two-minute clip of her son dancing along with the caption: “Brutal murder travels around the world my son David [Banda] 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 left field-ness of Madonna’s tweet is almost matched by the use of a #MichaelJackson hashtag next to a #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd hashtag.
We should be used to Madonna doing unexpected things on social media by now, especially after her recent COVID-19 ramblings and petal bath sermons. But hey, she still somehow manages to surprise all of us, which has been the story of her entire career really.
Unsurprisingly, the internet had quite a strong response to Madonna’s Twitter post and proceeded to roast her like a turkey. Some users mocked how the pop legend’s tweet made light of racial tensions in America by boiling it down to something as simple as “let’s dance it away” and sarcastically thanked her for curing racism.
Others weren’t too pleased about Madonna getting her Black son involved in her tone-deaf Twitter post, mostly because of how uncomfortable it was.
I’m still processing Madonna’s tweet and her David Banda video because there’s just so many layers to it. She probably won’t care what the response is nor should we really pay too much attention to her. However, we all should definitely care about the horrendous instances of racism that’s still happening in America because it’s just ridiculous that stuff like that is still around in 2020.
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