Anti-Beyonce Protest Planned Following Controversial Super Bowl Halftime Show
An anti-Beyonce protest has been planned outside NFL headquarters in New York City.
The timing holds a special significance because it is the same day tickets for the singer’s "Formation World Tour" go on sale.
The controversy over Beyonce’s politically charged Halftime performance is growing as Long Island Congressman Peter King said he's very upset.
In a lengthy Facebook post, he wrote: "Beyonce may be a gifted entertainer but no one should really care what she thinks about any serious issue confronting our nation.”
Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. added his voice.
“Them coming out, Beyonce, in those Black Panther type uniforms, would that be acceptable if a white band came out in hoods and white sheets in the same sort of fashion? We would be appalled and outraged,” he told Fox Business. “The Black Panthers are a subversive hate group in America. I think she could have done a better job.”
Beyonce is getting support from fans and pundits.
On Wednesday, Wendy Williams came to Beyonce’s defense, saying: "I didn't look at this as anything more than entertainment."
— NPR's Code Switch (@NPRCodeSwitch) February 10, 2016
I'm with you @Beyonce! Great video. Great Message.— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) February 10, 2016
Thank God Beyoncé shot that video get all the closet racist out— DADITO CALDERONE (@TAXSTONE) February 10, 2016
The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams addressed the controversy on Monday night’s episode.
She said: “As a black person, you walk around every day constantly reminded that you are black. We're more likely to get paid less, we're more likely to get sent to prison and we're more likely to win a dance competition. What? It's not all bad."
"Beyoncé calls out police brutality and the constant fear that black people have of the police. She even threw back to Hurricane Katrina. The Black Girl Magic in that video was out of control," she added.
Beyonce's new video of her song “Formation” was released the night before the the big game. It shows police officers with their hands up in surrender.
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