Super Bowl 50 will likely go down as one of the most controversial in history after pop “artist” (I use the term loosely) Beyoncé performed an anti-police spectacle during the halftime show. While her act has undoubtedly caused justifiable outrage, nobody seems to want to discuss what she did to police right before she went on stage.
Let’s start from the beginning, so that those unaware can be brought up to speed, then we’ll delve into the pure hypocrisy emanating from Queen Bey. You see, she decided that she was going to use what should have been a politically-neutral event to push a divisive narrative while protesting San Francisco law enforcement, and people aren’t happy about it.
Included in her vile performance was a tribute to Malcolm X, paying homage to the Black Panthers of the 60s and 70s, and demanding justice for Mario Woods, a criminal who tried to kill a man by stabbing him, then was shot by San Francisco police after lunging at them with the knife. The controversial show has many people, including sheriffs and law enforcement across the nation, decrying it as being anti-police.
— The Dream Defenders (@Dreamdefenders) February 8, 2016
Most everyone is aware of what happened at the show, but what many people don’t realize is what Beyoncé did to the police just before she arrived at the stadium. In a moment of pure hypocrisy, and knowing she was about to get on stage and spread anti-cop hatred, she still had California’s Highway Patrol give her an escort to Levi’s Stadium, and it wasn’t just any escort either.
No, According to numerous eyewitnesses, Beyoncé’s motorcade was escorted the entire way, and everyone on the road was forced to get out of the way so she could pass. Yeah, Highway Patrol gave her the presidential treatment as she traveled through the city while the mere peasants in town were forced to move to the side of the road to make way. Then she gets on stage to decry the “racist” police?
Please. If being given a fully armed escort while being treated like royalty is racist, then where do I sign up to become a victim?
Anyways. It’s unfortunate that the Super Bowl, which is supposed to be an event that somewhat unifies the nation with a common interest, was used for such divisive purposes. It’s even worse that the person pushing the divisive message forced police to keep her safe just hours prior, even though she knew damn well what she was about to do.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Beyoncé Knowles.