Anti-Beyoncé Protestors Stay Home Where It’s Safe Behind Their Computer Screens

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16:  Jimmy of New York City, one of two counter demonstrators speaks to the media at the Anti-Anti Beyonce Protest Rally in front of NFL Headquarters on February 16, 2016 in New York City.  The protest was held in response to the wide spread outrage and protest over the Super Bowl Half Time performance by singer Beyonce at SuperBowl 50 held in San Francisco, California on February 7, 2016.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Anti-Beyoncé Protestors Stay Home Where It’s Safe Behind Their Computer Screens

Can’t really blame the rain on this bad turnout.

Published February 16, 2016

Can’t say we’re all too surprised to report that the BeyHive logged another small victory today.

In response to Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance, where she and her squad of black women were dressed in outfits proudly paying homage to the Black Panthers, an appalled group quickly assembled online to express their outrage, saying the performance was a "race-baiting stunt" that was offensive and overall anti-police. These comments grew into a group called "Proud of the Blues" appearing out of thin air to start planning an Anti-Beyoncé protest.

Scheduled to take place today (Feb. 16), it looks like there were more people hiding behind their keyboards than there were those actually enthusiastic enough about the topic to leave their houses and get in a #Formation all their own. 

As reported, only a few (actually two) came to protest against Beyoncé and her Super Bowl performance, with the folks behind the organized rally nowhere to be seen. Pro-Beyoncé supporters were in the house, of course, but quickly realized this was an automatic win and a bit of a waste of a Tuesday morning. 

The EventBrite description for the event shared that the protest was to take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  EST outside of the NFL headquarters building, and called for attendees to wear as much blue as possible in support of the police, as well as to be peaceful and non-aggressive. As it turns out, more police were on the scene than there were people to protest during the mega-hyped event.

It’s a safe bet that the dreary weather wasn’t the only thing to blame for the dismal turnout in New York City today. While we’ll probably still see those “outraged” by Bey on Twitter, it’s clear that’s the only place those particular haters reside. We all saw that coming, though. 

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(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Written by KC Orcutt

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