Critics boycott Beyonce after 'anti-cop' song, Super Bowl show

Those boycotting said the famous singer sent a harsh message to police


By Police1 Staff

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show and the release of her new song “Formation” were met with negative reactions on social media, citing a perceived anti-police message.

While many on social media reveled in the release of the new single, others called out the world-famous singer, saying her new song sends a harsh message to police, CNN reported.

The music video, set in New Orleans, pans across a wall that reads “stop shooting us” and features a cruiser sinking into water. Another scene shows a boy in a hooded sweatshirt in front of a line of cops with their arms raised.

 

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani also weighed in, slamming Beyonce for her performance, New York Daily News reported.

"I think it was outrageous," Giuliani said on Fox News. “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.”

Users took to social media to voice their critiques.

“I don't usually hashtag but the fact that they invited Beyoncé to perform an anti-police song during the Super Bowl is infuriating & inflammatory. They should be ashamed of themselves,” one commenter wrote

 

 

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Beyonce has yet to respond to critics.

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