Madonna slammed over bizarre video
Madonna has been slammed online after posting a "tone deaf" tribute to slain US man George Floyd.
The singer has joined other celebrities in speaking out against the killing, which has sparked outrage across the world.
The Minneapolis security guard was pronounced dead after being restrained by two police officers, one of whom was filmed kneeling on his neck for several minutes.
That officer, Derek Chauvin, has now been arrested and charged with murder over Mr Floyd's death.
In response to Mr Floyd's death Madonna tweeted a video of her adopted son David Banda dancing to Michael Jackson's They Don't Care About Us.
In the caption she wrote that her son "Dances to honour and pay tribute to George and His Family and all Acts of Racism and Discrimination that happen on a daily basis in America".
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 pic.twitter.com/wLa6YKrYF1— Madonna (@Madonna) May 28, 2020
But Madonna's post didn't go down well on Twitter, with people criticising her for sharing an insensitive response.
#OscarsSoWhite campaign creator April Reign was scathing, tweeting that "nobody asked Madonna to weigh in today" and that "unforced errors among public figures have been rampant this month".
Nobody asked Madonna to weigh in today. Not a soul.— April (@ReignOfApril) May 29, 2020
Unforced errors among public figures have been rampant this month. pic.twitter.com/DNOkNCG7at
Others were simply in disbelief at Madonna's tweet:
Madonna gotta be the most tone deaf celebrity ever. At this point she has to be trolling 😭😭😭— Army-Yoncé ⁷ (@khaleesidiane) May 28, 2020
Madonna really just posted her black son dancing (terribly) to They Don’t Care About Us by Michael Jackson in response to George Floyd’s death and I just....— beyonTAY knowles. (@ImForeverTaylor) May 28, 2020
Can all celebrities please just go away🤦🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/rqxFbaE6h2
Since her earlier tweet was criticised Madonna has since shared a video of protesters.
People Are Marching Across America Protesting the Brutal murder of George Floyd and so many Others.— Madonna (@Madonna) May 29, 2020
As we have the right to do as Americans.The time has come whether Trump likes it or not. He cannot stop this!! NO JUSTICE—NO PEACE! ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻✊🏻 God Bless...https://t.co/XVWgblcwPQ pic.twitter.com/xG1Pcl52Ph
The singer has been no stranger to controversy during her decades-long career.
In a video posted to social media in March, Madonna claimed coronavirus was "the great equaliser" while posing in a milky bath filled with rose petals.
"That's the thing about Covid-19," she said.
"It doesn't care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell."
The singer later revealed she had recovered from coronavirus after testing positive for antibodies.
At the time she was ill Madonna had no idea she had virus, which had forced her to pull out of a string of concerts in Paris in February and March.
"At the time we all thought we had a bad flu," Madonna wrote on Instagram. "Thank God we are all healthy and well now."
Originally published as Madonna slammed over bizarre video
Why are you using your black child like this for internet clicks when someone else's black child was actually murdered? Dancing won't end racism. Maybe just donate a lot of money to the GoFundMe for #GeorgeFloyd's family.— Victoria Brownworth #NoMaskNoService (@VABVOX) May 28, 2020