Madonna’s Response to Minneapolis Riots is Her Strangest Yet

Celebrities just aren’t like us.

Madonna is coming under fire for an incredibly bizarre response to the Minneapolis riots.

On Thursday night, Madonna shared a two-minute video of her son, David Banda Mwale Ciccone-Ritchie, on both her Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Ciccone-Ritchie, who is black and was adopted by Madonna and her then-husband Guy Ritchie from a Malawi orphanage in 2006, is seen dancing to the Michael Jackson hit, “They Don’t Care About Us.”

The video on its own isn’t strange–but what is strange is that Madonna and her son, apparently, intended it as a “tribute” to George Floyd, the black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis.

In the caption, 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. #davidbanda #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd #MichaelJackson.”

As of Friday afternoon, hundreds of businesses in Minneapolis and nearby suburbs have been burned or looted by the rioters–including the 3rd Minneapolis Police Precinct, where the officer responsible for Floyd’s death worked.
See the video here. Let us know in the comments if you think it was appropriate.
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Morgan is a freelance writer for a variety of publications covering popular culture, societal behavior and the political influences of each.