Monday, May 20, 2024

Madonna — Losing Her Mind — Declares “F the Police” in One Instagram Post, Adopted Son Dancing to Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us” in Another


Madonna is upset about the killing of George Floyd by four policemen in Minneapolis. It’s understandable. But her response is over the top and awful, making things so much worse with a final declaration of “Fuck the police!” What followed that post is Madonna’s adopted teenage son, David Banda, dancing to Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us,” a song that when it was initially released carried an anti-Semitic epithet that had to be expunged from broadcast versions but remains in some iterations. Someone’s just got to stop her from posting anymore to Instagram until she thinks through what this all means. She’s losing more points than she’s gaining. Also, while David is certainly a good dancer, and I know his intentions are pure, the sight of him expressing himself in political dance in Madonna’s expensive kitchen with a French bulldog in the background is a crazy juxtaposition of messages, isn’t it?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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