Protestors will be swarming around NFL headquarters next Tuesday (Feb. 16) for an anti-Beyonce rally following her salute to the Black Panther Party during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
The unnamed organizer writes in the EventBrite description: ” Join us as we demonstrate on the block of the NFL Headquarters building. 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!”
Mrs. Carter performed her surprise single “Formation” during the halftime set headlined by Coldplay and also featuring Bruno Mars. Her backup dancers rocked Afros and black berets as tribute to the Black Panther Party, the revolutionary protest group who celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, according to the NY Daily News.
One of the more vocal protestors about Bey’s performance at the Big Game has been former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, who said on Fox News, “This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive.” (Beyonce’s rep previously told Billboard they had no comment about Giuliani’s remarks.)
Look to Twitter and reactions to Bey’s performance from viewers, the BeyHive as well as other NFL players were quite different.
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) February 8, 2016
— rayneutron (@RayNeutron) February 8, 2016
WHY IS THE BEYONCE CONCERT OVER?!? CAN’T THEY BORROW SOME TIME FROM THE FOOTBALL GAME?!? #SB50
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) February 8, 2016
— Jas Waters (@JasFly) February 8, 2016
Beyonce is also set to embark on her Formation world tour this April.
Billboard has reached out to the protest organizer for comment.