As anger grew at footage showing a police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he died, the singer Thursday tweeted a two-minute clip of her son, David Banda, dancing to Michael Jackson’s song “They Don’t Care About Us.”
She wrote in the caption: “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.”
“Nobody asked Madonna to weigh in today. Not a soul. Unforced errors among public figures have been rampant this month,” wrote April Ryan, a political reporter and the creator of the #OscarsSoWhite campaign.
Several other commenters jokingly thanked Madonna for “ending racism.”
The latest video is not the first time Madonna has been criticized for making an awkward piece of social commentary in recent weeks.
CNN has contacted Madonna’s representatives for comment.