David Guetta Criticised For Tone Deaf “Shout Out” To George Floyd’s Family Behind The Decks

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David Guetta has been condemned online for his “tone deaf” dedication to George Floyd and his family during a livestream fundraiser.

Guetta was performing atop atop the 30 Rockefeller Centre, as part of his United at Home set in collaborationn with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, when he stated that he made “a record in honour of” Floyd.

“Shout out to his family,” he said, before using a sample of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech right before the drop.

“Dono where to start w counting the levels of tone deaf and wrong here,” DJ Hudson Mohawke commented, in his re-sharing of Guetta’s performance on Twitter.

“Clearly he’s not intending to offend and he’s attempting to do a noble thing by raising some money for a good cause,” Hudson Mohawke continued, “but the execution is so hilariously off key in so many ways it’s mind-blowing.”

Many have since taken to Twitter to agree with Mohawke’s sentiments.

It’s true that Guetta’s set raised a lot of money for the NYC Mayor’s Fund. It’s also true that his ‘dedication’, in spite of his intentions, came off as extremely misguided and disingenuous. I mean, ‘shouting out’ Floyd’s grieving family before transitioning into a euro house track? It’s off, to put it kindly. Way off.


Speaking of tone deaf, check out this Aussie reporter’s coverage of the America riots, stating that “people in Australia don’t have the understanding of the history of police killings and things here”, despite our country’s excessive history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths in custody.