Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has hit out at Beyonce‘s performance at last night’s Super Bowl halftime show.
Find out why he feels the set was a negative one after the jump…
After seeing the show he shared:
‘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.
‘And what we should be doing, in the African-American community and in all communities, is build up respect for police officers and focus on the fact that when something does go wrong, OK, we’ll work on that.’
I think it was outrageous. The halftime show I thought was ridiculous anyway. I don’t know what the heck it was. A bunch of people bouncing around and all strange things. It was terrible.
You’re talking to middle America when you’re at the Super Bowl, so if you’re going to have entertainment, let’s have decent, wholesome entertainment and not use it as a platform to attack the people who put their lives at risk to save us.
Halftime at the Super Bowl – an embrace of the Black Panthers & Black Lives Matter and an attack on our Police. Welcome to today’s America.’
The negative response to Beyonce‘s “pro-Black” performance is very telling and highlights a wider problem with the media’s portrayal of the African-American community.
For, as a number of notable musicians and actors of colour allow themselves to be pimped out by machines eager to churn out negative images of the Black community, Beyonce is being blasted for presenting her culture to the world… on her terms.
If the performance made some critics uncomfortable, we’d say it’s because they may be more accustomed to seeing large groups of black people behind bars, enslaved/chains or serving as “the help.”
With this in mind, it isn’t too difficult to understand why these critics were disturbed by the image of Beyonce leading a group of unchained, unashamed and uninhibited group of black women to higher ground (quite literally.)