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5 reasons protesters are targeting Beyoncé

Photo credit: Beyonce (@beyonce) via Instagram

Photo credit: Beyonce (@beyonce) via Instagram

Beyoncé’s “Formation” song is still getting under people’s skin. Her decision to perform the single at the Super Bowl 50 is currently the subject of many debates and even protests. Politicians, journalists, and even law enforcement have spoken out against her performance, and the attacks keep coming.

Several pro-law enforcement groups and individuals have used the hashtag #BoycottBeyonce on social media. One group, Proud of the Blues, is taking their boycott one step further. The organization set up an Eventbrite page explaining their upcoming “Anti-Beyoncé” protest that will take place on Feb. 16 in front of the NFL headquarters building in New York. The page states that the purpose of the protest is to “tell the NFL we don’t want hate speech & racism at the Superbowl ever again!”

Here’s a closer look into why Beyoncé is facing such harsh backlash.

“Formation” was not entirely catering to White folks.

An artist like Beyoncé is generally race-neutral in her lyrics, so switching things up for “Formation” was obviously a shock to some fans. “Saturday Night Live” recently aired a hilarious sketch in which the apocalypse began simply because Beyoncé debuted her new song and video. White people were horrified that Beyoncé was acknowledging her Blackness and seemed to be addressing a Black audience. “Maybe the song … isn’t for us,” a confused character said in the sketch. A woman replied, “But usually everything is!”  Some White people really do feel excluded and aggravated when Black people are only addressing other Black people. This is why the phrase “All Lives Matter” was created.

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  1. Jason on February 15, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Let’s see:
    1. She escaped the plantation
    2. Built an empire of wealth
    3. She is unapologetically black
    4. 50% of a very powerful BLACK family in entertainment
    5. Reminds blacks that white supremacy reigns but reminds them to be proud and to keep fighting for
    a system of justice

    • guest on February 16, 2016 at 9:12 am

      yeah that sums it up

    • malnatik9 on February 16, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Um, I just did a quick Google search on Beyonce’s childhood life, and it appears she was a beautiful child of a seemingly wealthy family, living in a mansion in Houston.

      1. No escape from the Plantation you are describing.
      2. She did build an empire of wealth. No one disputes it, or has a problem with it.
      3. She may well be unapologetically black, but she does a lot to make herself look more white, so while I couldn’t care less, either way, I seriously doubt anyone targets her for being black, unapologetically or otherwise.
      4. I don’t even know who her husband is, so there’s that.
      5. She isn’t really reminding anyone about white supremacy, since she’s Black, and She’s the biggest thing in music, aside from all the OTHER black singers at the top of the charts.

      The only system of justice she’s ever had to fight for, is which color her hair will be, compared to her backup singers. The current black injustice story is precisely that – a story. The media keeps perpetuating it, and celebrities like to promote it, but there really aren’t any white people just looking for a fight with Black people. Black people seem to be on a mission to start a fight with white people, by constantly accusing them of racism they don’t feel, or crimes they didn’t commit, but white people just want to stop hearing about slavery, and black oppression, and all the other crap we’re accused of, as if it’s still going on.

      NO ONE YOU KNOW was EVER a slave, and NO ONE I KNOW was ever a slave owner! Period. ALL THOSE PEOPLE ARE DEAD NOW. It’s time to let it go. We didn’t kill any of your family members, we didn’t drag you kicking and screaming out of Africa, and we didn’t kill any Indians, either, for that matter.

      The vast majority of us had nothing whatsoever to do with any of that – not now, and Not even in our family history. My family has been poor for as far back as can be traced, and not a one of us ever had a slave, so just get OVER it already!

      If you want white people to accept you as you are, and not see you as a problem, STOP BEING A PROBLEM! We honestly don’t care what you do, or don’t do, as long as you leave us out of it!

      This is all a game Politicians play, to rile everyone up before elections, so you’ll all vote your best panderer into office, and stop looking at what they actually do – and if it actually helps you. Slavery is long gone, and it’s time to stop whining about the plantation. Seriously, get over it already.

      • Jason on February 16, 2016 at 12:05 pm

        No – Blacks should NOT CARE about being accepted by white folks. That is the problem. Blacks will be better off once they STOP caring about what white folks think and move forward with building their communities. Thank God there is a new generation of blacks that are not interested in integration but instead on DEFEATING White Supremacy which can only be replaced with a system of justice.

        • Bill-D on February 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

          DEFEATING White Supremacy or CREATING BLACK Supremacy? I do agree with you though. To h3ll with “White Guilt”. Let the Blacks make their own way and create the separate but equal society you seem to want. This is GREAT for Blacks and Whites. Have at it.

          • Jason on February 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm

            There is no such thing as your “black supremacy”, but white supremacy rules the world. No matter what blacks do – there will always be white guilt an rightly so. Funny how you suspected white supremacist always call for blacks to “get up and get their own”, but when anyone mentions how they should do it – you suspected white supremacist cry like babies. I guess deep down you know that in order for your world to exist – you need black folks to stay in a perpetual state of dependence on white folks. Once blacks wake up – I guess you won’t be “supreme” anymore.

          • Bill-D on February 20, 2016 at 5:20 pm

            So far the only Supremacy the White man has is to pay taxes, and support people who hate our guts. The Black people are very good at “crying like babies”. I hope Blacks do wake up. Wake up, grow up, and STAND UP!!!!!

          • Jason on February 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm

            Yep – because only white folks pay taxes? Funny. You guys criticize a people who work harder than anyone and have worked for free while building this country for you lazy jokers.

          • Bill-D on February 20, 2016 at 9:44 pm

            This is the latest Bull Shyte that that you Blacks are spouting. That somehow, an ignorant unskilled dirt mover or cotton picker helped “build” this country. A rake or a shovel does as much every day.
            Would you like to talk percentages of who is paying taxes and who is getting those taxes for “special programs”? Want to talk about who has the highest violent crime rate? Want to talk about the Black on Black crime or, what I am interested in, the Black on White violence? I would think not.
            Take your government hand outs, and try to get more money out of the next generation of Whites with more of the “White Guilt” BS. I notice that the Blacks do NOT feel guilty for the trillions of dollars spent in welfare, special programs, Affirmative Action, quotas, and a host of other “for Blacks Only” BS, and STILL, STILL, you can NOT make it. Where is your guilt for always taking and NEVER doing?
            The Blacks have a ready answer that absolves them from responsibility and they are NOT going to give up that cash cow easily. We can only hope that the next president will be color blind and have justice for all.

          • Jason on February 21, 2016 at 9:16 am

            No lets not narrow it down at all. Let talk straight crime statistics including pedophila and white collar. BTW – white women get more affirmative action benefits than anyone (except maybe her white husband who benefits by default). You suspected white supremacist are sad, but your time is winding down so it is enjoyable to hear.

          • Bill-D on February 21, 2016 at 10:08 am

            Why don’t you google pedophilia? You lose. Black percentage to population are the “winners”. I too like to hear the squeals of the losers who can’t keep up. It really is no deep mystery. People with an IQ of 85 or less are not able to compete in this age. It must really suck to not be able do more than carry brick and block and drive a wheelbarrow. You would be happier back in the motherland. You see that don’t you. Even a Black racist like yourself can understand that.

          • Jason on February 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm

            The only recognized form of racism = white supremacy, but of course you know this. Funny how suspected white supremacists talk about blacks not being able to compete, but have worked their whole lives to hold them back. FACT – whites have had a 400 year head start over the negro, but criticize them for not having “equal” accomplishments. Slavery-Black Codes-Jim Crow (only ending in the 1960’s), but whites say Blacks have had 200+ years to get equal with Whites. Whites are afraid of having to compete with Blacks, so they continue to stack the deck against Blacks whenever they show signs of moving forward. The fact that there are any blacks prospering in 2016 is a testament to the resiliency and strength of black people everywhere as I am sure whites could not have survived the same.

          • Bill-D on February 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm

            Don’t be a complete joke. I think most Whites would be overjoyed if the Blacks would get ahead. Can you imagine If every Black was working and NOT on welfare? Can you imagine a country with a low crime rate? Can you imagine how far and how great we would be? No, because what I have just described will never happen for people with the victim mentality.
            If there was this big White Conspiracy against Blacks it would be much more evident. The 13% would not stand a chance. If you think the Blacks did it all without help, you either do NOT know history, or you are just being obtuse. It sounds good, but it is a lie.

          • Jason on February 21, 2016 at 4:06 pm

            Ok – done with you and your tactics of white supremacy (lies, confusion). You are not worth my time or intellect.

          • Bill-D on February 22, 2016 at 10:28 am

            When the truth is told, the Black heads for cover. No lies were told on my side. You Blacks have been believing the BS your “leaders” and community organizers have been feeding you all you life. Learn to get along or end up on the evolutionary dung heap

      • Love on February 19, 2016 at 3:54 pm

        Bcause her dad was fortunate to own a nice home when she was a child… does not make her struggle any different… at the end of the day …when you are black are black…Oprah was denied entrance to a boutique in NYC… the owner claimed she was dressed down… WTF? so it occurs in all social circles… she is BLACK and so is Shaquita in the hood. N E X T…….

        • IdontneedaguninNYC on February 19, 2016 at 9:32 pm

          I agree with almost all of what’s being said here, but I don’t understand what Oprah’s outfit has to do with race. I’ve been asked to put on a jacket at a nice restaurant before. I don’t see the connection on that particular piece, but otherwise with ya!

    • guest on February 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      The main reason is because she has a lot of white fans and they feel like how dare she bites the hand that feeds her by making a statement against police brutality of poc. Really sad.

  2. cupcake333 on February 15, 2016 at 11:50 am


  3. cupcake333 on February 15, 2016 at 11:52 am…,committe.?picking…bull.shit,

    • IdontneedaguninNYC on February 19, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      As long as we find some way to avoid talking about the 664 arrests of NFL athletes for violent crimes (often against women) it’s okay. That’s what they NFL really doesn’t want us arguing over.

  4. cupcake333 on February 15, 2016 at 11:56 am……all.rally.round.the.shooter…

    • Bill-D on February 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      The Blacks will buy a ticket even if they can’t afford baby food. Beyoncé knows who she is dealing with.