An interpretive dance routine aimed at honoring veterans on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing baffled and even angered many on the Internet Friday.
The routine, which was performed as world leaders gathered in Normandy to mark the historical event, was supposed to represent the events of the second World War.
Instead, however, it appeared to have the unintended consequence of stirring controversy.
Pres Obama and other leaders watched performance of dance and music climaxing with former French and German foes together as allies.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 6, 2014
This is a joke, right? RT @politiCOHEN_: i need to know what's happening on msnbc right now. interpretive dancing on the d-day anniversary??
— Tommy (@FirstTeamTommy) June 6, 2014
— Matt of Meanwich (@mdrache) June 6, 2014
Imagine if 70 years ago we'd told them one day we'll remember this day with interpretive dance…
— Jessica Heddings (@JessicaHeddings) June 6, 2014
Nothing says honoring courage and sacrifice of The Greatest Generation like….interpretive dance.
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) June 6, 2014
Her Majesty….not quite sure what to make of Normandy-through-interpretive-dance pic.twitter.com/TFbMbvUX5l
— Kevin Liptak (@kevinliptakcnn) June 6, 2014
D-Day commemoration through interpretive dance at Sword Beach Normandy. Most world leaders watching look confused pic.twitter.com/oFtK6Sejk1
— Lesa Jansen (@LesaJansenFNC) June 6, 2014
I made the mistake of clicking that video of the interpretive dance bit at the D-Day memorial. OMG. OMFG.
— RB (@RBPundit) June 6, 2014
Nothing says tasteful commemoration of historical events quite like interpretive dance Nazis. #DDay70
— Louise Dickson (@Tha_mo_Chridhe) June 6, 2014
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