During last night’s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, Beyoncé debuted her new song “Formation” and generally kicked ass. She also put up the Black Power fist and dressed vaguely like a futuristic Black Panther. Her dancers, at one point, formed an X on the field. (Bey’s husband Jay Z also recently pledged to give $1.5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement.) Predictably, none of this sat well with people like former New York mayor and noted creep Rudy Giuliani, who went on TV and seriously accused Beyoncé of using her performance to “attack police officers.”
As Jezebel points out, Giuliani was on Fox & Friends this morning to discuss the Halftime Show. Here’s what he had to say for himself:
I think it’s outrageous. The Halftime Show, I thought, was ridiculous anyway. I don’t know what the heck it was — a bunch of people bouncing around and strange things. I actually don’t even know why we have this. 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 that protect her and protect us and keep us alive. And what we should be doing in the African-American community, and in all communities, is build up respect for police officers. And focus on the fact that, when something does go wrong, OK, we’ll work on that. But the vast majority of police officers risk their lives to keep us safe…
[The NFL should] just figure out what’s going on. I mean, this is a political position. She’s probably going to take advantage of it. You’re talking to Middle America when you have the Super Bowl. So you can have entertainment. Let’s have decent, wholesome entertainment and not use it as a platform to attack the people who risk their lives to save us.
Here’s the video:
And Jezebel also points out that conservative commentator Michelle Malkin is getting in on it:
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 8, 2016
Y’all haters corny with that “all lives matter” shit.