Rudy Giuliani continues to attack Beyoncé for taking a stand against police brutality. During her performance at the VMAs, Beyoncé implemented dance and art to protest against the police killing Black people. It was a more subtle approach than her tribute to the Black Panthers during the Super Bowl, but it was still a vivid reminder of the issues of race and America.
Beyoncé also invited the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Oscar Grant to join her as special guests at the awards ceremony.
Following Beyoncé’s performance, Giuliani, the former New York mayor, blasted her performance while appearing on the “Fox & Friends” morning show.
“I ran the largest and best police department in the world, the New York City Police Department,” he said. “And I saved more Black lives than any of those people you saw on stage by reducing crime and particularly homicide by 75 percent.”
Giuliani went on to rant about how he helped to change traditional Black neighborhoods in Harlem and Brooklyn, New York. “I turned it around,” he said. “Go there now, go walk in Harlem and then flash back to 25 years and go to Harlem before I was mayor and was a place where crime was rampant and no national stores and now there’s a thriving community in Harlem.”
He finally ended his rant by saying that Beyoncé’s VMA performance was “a shame.”
Giuliani’s attack on Beyoncé is another example of a politician who will continue to deny the truth. Too many police officers in America are not qualified to protect and serve. Either they don’t understand how to deal with Black citizens, or they are racists who happen to have a police badge. Until Giuliani, and others who think like him, is able to recognize the racial problem of police brutality, more innocent lives will be lost.
Unfortunately, Giuliani would rather blasts Beyoncé instead of holding the bad police officers accountable for their actions.