DJ David Guetta shouting out George Floyd's family at a charity event

David Guetta "Shout Out To His Family"

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Updated Dec 01, 2020 at 04:39AM EST by andcallmeshirley.

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David Guetta "Shout Out to His Family" refers to a viral video of DJ David Guetta mentioning the family of George Floyd, who was killed by police in May 2020, by saying, "shout out" to Floyd's family. Online, many mocked the video, calling his comments disrespectful.


On May 30th, 2020, David Guetta performed a DJ set via live stream on YouTube. During the stream, Guetta said, "The world is going through difficult times, and America, too, actually, so last night, I knew we were gonna do this, and I made a special record, so this record is in honor of George Floyd. And I really hope that we can see more unity and more peace when already things are so difficult, so shout out to his family. The post received more than 3.4 million views (shown below).


That day, on May 30th, 2020, musician and producer Hudson Mohawke tweeted the clip from the video with the caption, "Dono where to start w counting the levels of tone deaf and wrong here." The tweet received more than 1.2 million views, 15,000 likes and 5,300 retweets in less than one year (shown below).

The following day, Twitter user @sdbcraig shared the video with the caption "it's lazy and easy to joke that something feels like it was scripted by Sacha Baron Cohen but also." the tweet recievd more tahn 1.7 million views, 1,400 likes and 650 retweets in less than one year (shown below).

On November 25th, Twitter user @miragonz tweeted the video with the caption, "this is still the #1 funniest thing i've ever seen." The tweet received more than 12,000 likes and 1,800 retweets in less than one year (shown below).

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Ig atlin iverson @extinctdaemon 000 How it started | How it's going 4:17 AM · Nov 29, 2020 · Twitter for Android IMPEN Andy Ha @AndyHa_ 000 Replying to @AndyHa_ "Shout out to his family." 1:39 PM · Aug 31, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone AFROSWANKYE 000 @AfroSwanky "George Floyd is Killed By A White Cop" David Guetta : Shout out to his Family!! 1/4 2:43 AM · Jun 1, 2020 · Twitter for Android
Dothan @dgonah "Shout out to his family"? They're grieving David. He was murdered Ramadan Steve @ghoulscoutxxx 000 Replying to @JAYVERSACE Definitely going in the book cause "shout out to his family" ???????? The NERVE DERTH NOTE 9:41 PM · Jul 14, 2020 · Twitter for Android ISHE KOMBORERA AFRICA @ISHEKOMBORERA Replying to @AdequateEmily Did this cracker really just say "shout out to his family"???!!!!! GIF 7:57 PM · May 31, 2020 · Twitter Web App

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