On Monday, Rudy Giuliani (former New York City Mayor) criticized the Super Bowl 50 halftime show when he appeared on the daily morning news/talk program Fox & Friends. Rudy Giuliani singled out “If I Were A Boy” hitmaker Beyonce, who along with her dancers, put her fist in the air during the performance, as it evoked the “Black Power” salute.
As claimed by NY Daily News, the former mayor stated that the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show was “ridiculous” and that he doesn’t know what it was about. Giuliani also said that people bouncing around during the show looked extremely unpleasant.
Giuliani stated, “This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was shockingly unacceptable that Beyonce used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive.
“And what do people should be doing in the African-American community, and all communities, is build up respect for police officers. And focus on the fact that when something does go wrong, okay. We’ll work on that. But the vast majority of law enforcers risk their lives to keep us safe.”
According to Yahoo, Giuliani expressed a sophisticated judgment to the female singer. However, US Magazine made it known that the 34-year-old pop superstar debuted her new single “Formation” over the Super Bowl weekend with a music video containing alludes to Hurricane Katrina and the Black Lives Matter movement. The performance of Beyonce was similarly charged, as the singer was joined by a squad of backup dancers styled in what appeared to be an homage to the Black Panthers.