Anti-Beyoncé rally planned outside National Football League headquarters over 'hate speech'
Feb 11 2016
Former New York City mayor and one-time presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani took issue with the anti-law enforcement tone, telling Fox News the performance was "outrageous... the vast majority of police officers risk their lives to keep us safe".
Many people are angry at the costumes her dancers wore, which resembled the uniform of the Black Panthers, an activist group from the 1960s and 70s that fought against oppression that black people faced (and still face to this day).
The protest will take place outside the NFL Headquarters in NY on Tuesday, February 16 from 8am to 4pm. "Giuliani's observation apparently wasn't the only one as the hashtag "#BoycottBeyonce" has been trending across Twitter with users echoing those exact sentiments. Come and let's stand together.
Not everyone feels the song belonged on the big stage provided by Super Bowl 50.
'Let's tell the National Football League we don't want hate speech & racism at the Superbowl ever again!' The lyrics and visuals make for a powerful statement about what it is to be a proud Black woman in 2016, while highlighting the tragic systemic inequities people of color face, like police brutality and government negligence in the wake of natural disasters.
Moreover, while Beyoncé's "Formation" was definitely a highlight of the whole night, the singer said that her personal favorite party was something else: "The best part was seeing Coldplay". Could anyone have predicted the reactions and counter reactions would become potentially unsafe rally or riot?
Rachel Rae T's campaign gets right to the point, with just a screenshot from Beyoncé’s video and "Please help".
Indeed, behind the scenes, it seems like Bey and Jay-Z might have been quietly supporting Black Lives Matter activists for quite sometime. Some protested various political figures and more than a few protested the loss of family owned farmland in the mid-west, but it rarely turned into anything like this. She even threw back to Hurricane Katrina.