Anti-Beyonce rally planned at NFL headquarters over ‘Super Bowl performance’ – Details

Updated: February 12, 2016
Anti-Beyonce rally planned at NFL headquarters over Super Bowl performance - Details

A group of protesters is planning to hold an anti-Beyonce rally next week outside the NFL’s New York headquarters, after the pop diva’s politically and racially charged Super Bowl halftime performance paid tribute to the militant Black Panther Party.

According to the organizer’s EventBrite description, the newly formed group finds the Black Panther party offensive and the performance was a “slap in the face” to law enforcement.

“Join us as we demonstrate on the block of the NFL Headquarters building,” the description reads. “Are you offended as an American that Beyoncé pulled her race-baiting stunt at the Superbowl? Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement? Do you agree that the Black Panthers was/is a hate group which should not be glorified? Come and let’s stand together. Let’s tell the NFL we don’t want hate speech & racism at the Superbowl ever again!”

Bey performed her surprise single “Formation” during the halftime set, which was also headlined by Coldplay and Bruno Mars. Tuesday’s demonstration comes on the heels of former New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani’s recent comments where he called the halftime show a place of performance, not protest. Beyonce hasn’t responded to either Giuliani’s remarks or the proposed protest rally.

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