Who knew there could be a Super Bowl halftime show more controversial than 2004’s “wardrobe malfunction?” In the year of Donald Trump though, nothing seems to be more offensive than black pride.
That’s why a group of protesters are organizing an anti Beyonce rally set for next Tuesday (February 16) in the wake of a portion of her Super Bowl performance where she and other black females were dressed up in outfits portraying Black Panther members while saluting the group.
According to the organizer’s EventBrite description, the newly formed group finds the Black Panther party offensive and the performance was a “slap in the face” to law enforcement.
"Join us as we demonstrate on the block of the NFL Headquarters building,” the description reads. “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!"
Bey performed her surprise single "Formation" during the halftime set, which was also headlined by Coldplay and Bruno Mars. Tuesday’s demonstration comes on the heels of former New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani’s recent comments where he called the halftime show a place of performance, not protest. Beyonce hasn’t responded to either Giuliani’s remarks or the proposed protest rally.
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