Beyoncé haters are planning a protest against the superstar’s “anti-police” Super Bowl performance.
A page on Eventbrite says the ‘Anti-Beyoncé Protest Rally’ will be held at the NFL headquarters in New York on February 16.
The anonymous organisers criticised the performance’s “hate speech & racism”, stating: “Are you offended as an American that Beyoncé pulled her race-baiting stunt at the Superbowl? Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement? Do you agree that the Black Panthers was/is a hate group which should not be glorified?
“Come and let’s stand together. Let’s tell the NFL we don’t want hate speech & racism at the Superbowl ever again!”
Beyoncé and her troupe of dancers performed the Super Bowl half-time show in Black Panthers-style black leather and berets, raising their fists in a Black Power salute and dancing in an X-formation, seemingly in tribute to Malcolm X. The performance echoed the political overtones of her accompanying ‘Formation’ video, which includes references to police shootings and Hurricane Katrina.
Conservative politicians also chimed in to attack Beyoncé, with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani calling her “outrageous” for using the show as “a platform to attack police officers”. That’s right, the guy who once said black people need white police officers to control them thinks that Beyoncé is outrageous.
Yesterday Bey’s stylist revealed that the megastar’s new album is complete and “beyond awesome”.