Beyoncé’s lively performance during the Super Bowl half time show was followed by similar theatrics on Monday morning as Fox News did its best 'pretend outrage' over the three-minute skit. The Rupert Murdoch-owned broadcaster was perturbed by the singer's unsubtle homage to the Black Lives matter movement, replete with backing dancers garbed as Black Panthers.
That proved to much for Brian Kilmeade, who scoffed: “But at the end, we find out Beyoncé dressed up in a tribute to the Black Panthers, went to a Malcolm X formation. And the song, the lyrics, which I couldn’t make out a syllable, were basically telling cops to stop shooting blacks!”
Beyoncé... using the platform 'to attack police officers'
Next up was former New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani, who flirted with a presidential run in 2012.
“I think it was outrageous,” he sniffed. “The halftime show I thought was ridiculous anyway, I don’t know what the heck it was. A bunch of people like bouncing around and doing strange things. I actually don’t even know why we have this.”
Giuliani forged on, accusing the former Destiny’s Child singer of encouraging attacks on members of the police. “I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers, who are the people who protect her,” he puffed. “What we should be doing in the African-American community and all communities is build up respect for police officers.”
Kilmeade piped back in, asking why the performance wasn’t censored, before Giuliani demanded more "wholesome” entertainment.
“This is a political position and she’s probably going to take advantage of it,” he said. “You’re talking to middle America when you have the Super Bowl. So if you’re going to have entertainment, let’s have decent, wholesome entertainment. And not use it as a platform to attack the people who put their lives at risk just to save us.”
To clarify, that's the same wholesome-loving Rudi Giuliani accused of cheating on his ex-wife.
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