# Are compact simple groups homotopically non-abelian?

Take a compact connected simple centreless Lie group $G$. Can the commutator map $G\times G\to G$ sending $(x,y)$ to $[x,y]$ be homotopic to a constant map?

I am interested mostly in the case, where $G={\rm PSU}(n)$.

As far as I understand, the commutator map is homologically trivial (right?).

There is a related question.

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