Protesters planning an anti-Beyoncé rally, here is why
The anti-Beyhive is planning to protest the Drunk in Love singer outside of the NFL Headquarters in Manhattan on February 16, the same day tickets for her “Formation” world tour goes on sale, reports New York Daily News.
Beyonce faced criticism from politicians including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Peter King (R-Long Island) for being “anti-police” following her halftime performance at Sunday’s Super Bowl.
“Are you offended as an American that Beyonce pulled her race-baiting stunt at the Super Bowl?” the event description said. “Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement?”
A section of the rally’s organisers are calling Beyonce’s show “hate speech” and “racism” at the Super Bowl – because of its references to the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter.
The February 16 demonstration is scheduled to begin at 8 am and end at 4 pm US Eastern Standard Time outside the NFL’s headquarters.
The Beyonce’s hater writes: “Be peaceful and respect the boundaries of private property” as a note for the protest.
The organiser behind the event remains unnamed. Daily News reports that “he or she did not respond” when the outlet reached out to him/her for comment.
Former Mayor Giuliani slammed the show on Monday, calling the routine “outrageous” for inserting politics into the NFL.
“This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive,” he said.