David Guetta Criticized for Giving MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ an EDM Remix In Honor of George Floyd

David Guetta turned Martin Luther King Jr.‘s historic “I Have a Dream” song into and EDM dance remix song during his live concert this weekend.

The French DJ’s way of paying tribute to the late George Floyd didn’t get the praise that he may have expected though.

“The world is going through difficult times and America, too, actually,” Guetta said during the YouTube broadcast for his latest United at Home show. “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.”

Guetta gave a “shout out to his family” before launching the song.

Some people have noted on social media that MLK‘s family holds the copyright to the “I Have a Dream” speech and rarely grants the right to use it.

“it’s lazy and easy to joke that something feels like it was scripted by Sacha Baron Cohen but also,” journalist Sean Craig wrote in a tweet.

Rolling Stone writer Charles Holmes tweeted, “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.”

You can watch the full Guetta stream below.

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