• Madonna tried honoring George Floyd with a clip that shows her son dancing 
  • Twitter users branded the effort "tone deaf" and "insensitive"
  • Floyd died at the hands of police who pinned him down on the ground 

George Floyd’s death prompted a barrage of heartfelt messages from celebrities who took to social media to call out police brutality and give honor to the fallen victim. Madonna didn’t let the opportunity pass and also shared her tribute, which, unfortunately, backfired.

Madonna came under fire for her recent upload in her attempt to honor Floyd, just like what most A-listers have been doing these days. The clip showed her son David Banda dancing to “They Don’t Care About Us” by Michael Jackson.

“As news of George Floyd's 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,” Madonna wrote alongside the clip before adding a series of hashtags, #DavidBanda, #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd and #MichaelJackson.

Instead of receiving praises, the opposite happened. The queen of pop garnered heaps of hateful messages criticizing her effort that was deemed out of touch. Over Twitter, fans are especially outraged over the 61-year-old’s actions, with one with the username @HollyLarry pointing out that despite her good intentions, the video was “completely tone deaf.”

“Dancing away the racism of murderous cops won’t actually do anything. But thanks for trying! ” the Twitter user continued.

Another user, Peter Myles, called Madonna’s tribute insensitive especially since she has a platform to voice out issues. He added that the singer “should be doing a lot more... having your adopted black son dance ain’t going to force change to happen.” Others mocked Madonna by sarcastically saying that racism vanished because of her tribute.

Meanwhile, this is a far cry to the support a 12-year-old boy is receiving for his moving song, which touched hearts of viewers and celebrities like LeBron James, Eva Longoria, and Lupita Nyong’o, Today reported.

Floyd died while he was pinned down by a police officer in Minnesota. Despite saying he couldn’t breathe, the responding cop refused to let go of him and was only later released when he was found unconscious.

This had caused unrest on the streets as protesters slam the killing of yet another man due to police brutality.

Madonna is pictured. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Jason Merritt