While fans are snapping up tickets to Beyonce‘s highly anticipated ‘Formation’ tour at a rapid pace, there are some who have been quite vocal about their intent to be absent: municipal police authorities.
Indeed, after Miami’s fraternal order announced their plan to boycott the singer’s security detail when the tour kicks off there on April 27th, now Nashville, New York City, and even the singer’s hometown of Houston, TX are joining the #BoycottBeyonce train.
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“The president of Nashville’s Fraternal Order of Police is telling Metro officers not to volunteer to work Beyonce’s May concert.
Friday is the first day officers can sign up to aid with extra security and traffic control before, during and after the show at Nissan Stadium.
However, Danny Hale is asking officers not to do so unless mandated by Chief [of police] Steve Anderson.”
Houston Police Officers’ Union president Ray Hunt told CNN the union is allowing officers to decide on their own whether to boycott Beyonce’s tour. He said he that while he watched the music video, he can’t tell for sure what it means and is hoping Beyonce will explain.
The New York Police Department’s Sergeants Benevolent Association quickly announced it would back the boycott, and Bill Johnson, the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, said Friday that “We fully support individual officers’ and their unions’ call for the boycott. Why would any group of working men and women support a rich celebrity who openly glorifies murderers? Why would anybody?”