“Shout out to his family”, David Guetta said in a tribute to George Floyd. Talk about cringeworthy.
The ‘Titanium‘ DJ came under fire on social media for the tribute which he made during his live-streamed fundraising event this past Saturday. The event took place on a New York City rooftop to raise money for coronavirus relief charities.
“The world is going through difficult times and America, too, actually,” Guetta said during the performance. “Last night, I knew we were going to do this and I made a special record … in honor of George Floyd. I really hope we can see more unity and more peace when already things are so difficult.”
Me when I’ve DEFEATED RACISM pic.twitter.com/iqLM345U23
— AdequateEmily (@AdequateEmily) May 31, 2020
Viewers had strong and slightly amusing opinions about Guetta’s tribute on Twitter.
One user tweeted,”They really gonna oontz oontz racism away”.
“There’ve been a lot of crimes committed against my ppl this weekend, but David Guetta putting a drop behind MLK’s ‘I have a dream’ speech is up there,” tweeted Rolling Stone writer Charles Holmes.
“Yes David Guetta,” wrote Irish journalist Áine McMahon, “I’m sure that’s exactly what George Floyd would have wanted… an EDM banger sampling Martin Luther King.”
*400 years of systemic oppression*
David Guetta: pic.twitter.com/fcwskvW0lu
— Kyle (@decent_posts) May 31, 2020
All jokes aside Guetta did raise an impressive £540,000 ($670,000) during the livestream. View the full broadcast below.