Barack Obama once called recording “artist” (I use the term loosely) Beyoncé as a great role model for children, but as we saw during this year’s Super Bowl performance, she proved that narrative wrong. Now she’s at it again, and a disturbing new video she released has people scratching their heads over who’s in it as well as wondering what message she’s trying to send to the country.
Her latest video, called “Lemonade,” features the same type of liberal boilerplate garbage that her halftime performance had, but this time she took it a step further. Apparently she wanted “Lemonade,” which she calls a “visual album,” to be a tribute to the black supremacist “movement” Black Lives Matter, and she gave the group a massive nod by featuring the mothers of Treyvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown in it.
Below is the trailer for the album, which was dubbed as “a bold tribute to the perseverance of African-American women and the Black Lives Matter movement,” by the U.K. Daily Mail:
Someone who was very pleased over the video’s release was DeRay Mckesson, the leader of the anti-police #BLM movement. He posted images from the video of the three mothers all holding pictures of their sons looking like angels with the caption, “the movement lives.”
— deray mckesson (@deray) April 24, 2016
Mckesson and Beyoncé received some pretty swift backlash after people saw the video:
@deray she used them to promote her music smh
— ☁️ (@chrixtian_) April 24, 2016
— Charles Brownson (@chrissquire6) April 24, 2016
— linda (@HotNostrilsrFun) April 24, 2016
@deray Why are you wasting time remembering worthless thugs and criminals?
— Not CodieFitzmaurice (@OGTrichomeMan) April 24, 2016
As the Conservative Tribune noted, nobody was convicted of any crimes in the cases of Martin, Garner, and Brown, all of whom were also found to have committed a criminal act prior to their departure from earth.
In fact, in the case of Michael Brown, fatally shot in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, 2014 — forensics and eyewitness evidence eventually proved, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that the only person responsible for the death was Michael Brown himself. He had attacked a police officer and reached for the officer’s gun after robbing a convenience store. In almost any country and locale on earth, no matter how liberal it may be, that will end with you being shot.
Let’s also consider the case of Eric Garner, the man who died after being arrested by the NYPD. Who was the officer in charge of the other officers who put him in that hold, and told them to keep him in that hold? An African-American woman.
Unfortunately, Beyoncé didn’t see fit to pay tribute to the perseverance of that African-American woman in “Lemonade.” I wonder why.
Also, just in case anyone sought to question the political message of the video, Beyoncé was sure to include a clip of Malcolm X saying, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.”
— . (@hyfroriana) April 24, 2016
Obama must be so proud.