David Guetta’s tribute to George Floyd in his recent livestream has received a lot of backfire.
As many know, George Floyd was brutally murdered by the cops and protests were observed in many parts of the United States of America. Most artists that were performing through livestreams stood in solidarity by giving a tribute to Floyd. David Guetta also used his platform to pay a tribute to Floyd and family by playing a house track with Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech layered over it. Give it a listen.
David Guetta also spoke a few words on the ongoing police brutality.
“Last night, I knew we were going to do this and I made a special record… in honour of George Floyd. I really hope we can see more unity and more peace when already things are so difficult.”
Many felt that this tribute was “Tone Deaf” and had a few words to say.
David Guetta sampling MLK’s speech into the shittiest drop with a backdrop of a quarantined New York I think perfectly summarizes the utter shitshow that has been this week.
— Manley (@_youngemini) May 31, 2020
Imagine explaining to someone in 2016 that in 2020 David Guetta gets really sad about racism and remixes MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech to a house track.
— Shafik Mandhai (@ShafikFM) June 1, 2020
People from our YouTube comments section have not been any less either. Here are some of the comments bashing the French artist.
In the end, it’s the intentions that matter and David Guetta had noble intentions towards his actions and portraying negativity towards him will not solve it.
There has been no official statement from the artist’s end at the time of writing. Stay tuned for more updates.
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