A group is planning to protest against Beyonce’s Superbowl half time performance.
The performance, which paid tribute to victims of Hurricain Katrina and Michael Jackson, and which commended the BlackLivesMatter campaign, has been branded “racist” and “hate speech” by the protest’s organisers.
During the performance, which also featured Bruno Mars and Chris Martin of Coldplay, Beyonce’s backing dancers were dressed in all black, sporting naturally styled afro hair. The dancers’ outfits have been taken as a tribute to the Black Panther Party.
Organisers are using Eventbrite to allow people to register an interest in attending the demonstration at the steps of the NFL headquarters.
The page 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!”
The protest will take place on Tuesday at the NFL headquarters in New York City.
Organisers added the hashtags “BlueLivesMatter”, and “AllLivesMatter”, after the event information.
Because it’s not like there is anything else more worthwhile to demonstrate against?
Meanwhile, a police officer from Detroit is to be investigated for comparing Beyoncé’s Superbowl halftime dancers to the Ku Klux Klan.
The post, which was reported to the Detroit internal investigation team by a number of fellow employees.
It contained a photo of the dancers, and below, a picture of KKK members in white hoods.
The caption read: “If the dance troupe at the top is okay for this year’s half-time show, then the one at a bottom should be okay for next year, right?”
The uniforms of the dancers from Beyoncé’s Superbowl show have been compared to the Black Pather Party members’ outfits.