14 Tone-Deaf Things Celebs Have Said During The George Floyd/Black Lives Matter Protests

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Obviously, it’s very important for celebrities to use their platforms to speak out against the injustices in the world right now, especially police brutality. A lot of celebrities have used their platforms and position of influence to speak out in a positive, productive way.

a lot of things feel scary, dangerous and uncertain right now… but there are things within our control: voting, contacting lawmakers, and taking the census. the most important thing you can do right now to take the power back is become a voter and know when your next election..

However, some celebs have been doing some pretty tone-deaf, even bizarre things in response to the state of the world right now. Many of them have been met with backlash — and it’s important we learn from their mistakes. Here’s what they’ve done:

1.

David Guetta gave this super-tone-deaf performance.

2.

Madonna was met with backlash for her bizarre George Floyd tribute that just showed her son David dancing.

.@Madonna shares video of son dancing to honor George Floyd:

“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.”

3.

Actor Sasha Pieterse Sheaffer tweeted this weird quote.

14 Tone-Deaf Things Celebs Have Said During The George Floyd/Black Lives Matter Protests

4.

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, «For things to change, things must change.»

Like so many of you, I am angry and I am sad.
People of color in this country have faced injustice for far too long.
For things to change, things must change.
We must commit ourselves to this change with conviction and with love.

5.

Wicked the Musical posted this weird graphic.

14 Tone-Deaf Things Celebs Have Said During The George Floyd/Black Lives Matter Protests

6.

Marina and the Diamonds posted this tweet, which demonized people with mental illness.

14 Tone-Deaf Things Celebs Have Said During The George Floyd/Black Lives Matter Protests

7.

Jake Paul received backlash for his statement about being involved in the protests.

8.

Kylie Jenner got snippy with someone who told her to use her platform…

14 Tone-Deaf Things Celebs Have Said During The George Floyd/Black Lives Matter Protests

9.

Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, and other celebs did these weird chain Instagram stories, where they tag each other with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and try not to break the tagging chain.

14 Tone-Deaf Things Celebs Have Said During The George Floyd/Black Lives Matter Protests

BLM story chain challenge is the equivalent to when celebrities were singing “Imagine” during the height of the pandemic

10.

Lana Del Rey posted pictures of looters’ faces — which was met with heavy backlash.

these girls were just waiting for the perfect time to call out lana del rey. theyʼve had enough 🙅🏼‍♀️

11.

Hockey player Tony DeAngelo tweeted about this podcast, Watch Your Tone, where he’ll be discussing «stuff» that pushes the boundaries of being «politically correct.»

The name of the podcast will be “Watch Your Tone”. Looking forward to it! We will be talking a lot of hockey but all sports as well and general “stuff” First episode will be out within the next two weeks we think. We will be taking some questions on Episode 1 so start thinking!

14 Tone-Deaf Things Celebs Have Said During The George Floyd/Black Lives Matter Protests

@blemieux22 @TonyDee07 just what we needed, more tone-deafness from privileged white kids playing hockey for a living.

12.

Katie Couric tweeted this suggestion.

It would be great to hear from @BarackObama right now. A friend just suggested he make a joint appearance with George W. Bush. Thoughts?

@katiecouric @BarackObama What kind of a tone deaf person are you friends with? Is her name Katrina? My god, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”. Wake up Katie. Or go back to bed. We don’t need to hear from racist George Bush ever again.#blm

13.

Shameik Moore tweeted that he was «more focused on black FUTURES than black history.»

No one asked for my opinion but it’s 2020 not 1945… meaning I’m more focused on black FUTURES than black history. I personally refuse to feel like a victim.. I refuse to have a slave mentality. I don’t not fear for my life because I know how to carry myself in tuff situations.

14.

And lastly, the outspoken Kanye West has been silent.






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