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.
On Thursday, the singer, 61, 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.'
Misjudged: Madonna has been mocked over her 'tribute' to George Floyd after she posted a video of her son David Banda dancing to Michael Jackson on Thursday
While the post appeared to have had good intentions, it quickly drew widespread criticism on Twitter with users who began to mock the star.
Outrage has erupted across the nation over the shocking footage that showed George Floyd, 46, being pinned down by a cop in Minneapolis as he gasped for air, and it appears many found Madonna's video to be 'out of touch.'
'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.'
Mocked: Many twitter users found Madonna's video to be misjudged, and began sarcastically responding on Twitter
Tone deaf: Others questioned her use of Michael Jackson's music, given his troubled legacy
Taking aim: The response to Madonna's tweet quickly became sarcastic
No laughing matter: Other tweets mocked Madonna for staging the video with her son
Twitter storm: The post did seem to get the reaction the singer had hoped
Tone deaf: Another twitter accused Madonna of not being able to 'read the room'
Awkward: Some users found Madonna's 'tribute' to be 'uncomfortable' to watch
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