The Policemen’s Union have had it up to their necks with racism, BLM radicals and Beyonce’s Super Bowl Black Lives Matter Act. Beyonce performed the symbolic dance to support the group’s gripes and now the police are firing back.
The Union is asking all police labor to boycott Beyonce’s world tour. The Union president calls the singer’s Super Bowl performance divisive.
The Miami Fraternal Order of Police urged the boycott ahead of the tour’s April launch at Marlins Park. But backlash against Beyonce started almost immediately after the superstar singer’s release of her controversial “Formation” music video and Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance earlier this month.
Critics have objected to the #BlackLivesMatter themes. She intentionally had her dancers wearing Black Panther-like costumes.
In one portion of the music video, a young African-American boy wearing a hoodie dances before a line of police officers wearing riot gear before the words “Stop Shooting Us” appear in graffiti on a wall.
“To taint police officers globally in the Super Bowl is really wrong,” said Sgt. Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association in New York City. He stated that the boycott, which he supports, would involve officers refusing to work paid off-duty security for Beyonce’s event, not refusing to perform regular law enforcement duties.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was also a vocal critic of the halftime show. He found it emotionally offensive. He stated that Beyonce should use her celebrity to “encourage people” and accuses her of “cop killer entertainment.”
Representatives for the Stop Mass Incarceration Network disagreed, arguing that celebrities like Beyonce have a right to speak out against police brutality without being attacked.
But Mullins said, “when celebrities like Beyonce and public officials make statements against law enforcement, it makes officers’ jobs more dangerous. He says they have seen more assaults on law enforcement due to anti-police sentiment.”
This disgraceful move from Beyonce has created more turmoil for American citizens who have it hard enough just trying to make ends meet. Do they not realize this is serious because it puts American lives at stake?