We could hardly believe our ears when we heard that an anti-Beyoncé protest was set to take place yesterday morning. But, as expected (who doesn’t love Queen Bey?!), the event actually turned into a protest against the anti-Beyoncé protest, with just three people coming out on the opposition.
Yep, the Queen B spell lives on.
It all went down in front of NFL’s headquarters in New York, whereby dozens of Black Lives Matter supporters showed up to make a stand in honour of the artist.
So you’re probably wondering (we were too) why on earth anyone would want to question anything Beyoncé does in the first place…
Apparently, it’s all down to the songstress’ Super Bowl ‘Formation’ performance. According to certain people, the politically-charged song celebrates civil rights activists such as Malcolm X, attacks police officers with reference to shootings of black people and promotes racism.
Erm, we don’t know about you but we thought it was pretty darn good…
The anti-Beyoncé rally was initially posted on an anonymous Eventbrite page with the invitation reading: “Are you offended as an American that Beyoncé pulled her race-baiting stunt at the Super Bowl?
“Let’s tell the NFL we don’t want hate speech and racism at the Super Bowl ever again.”
Rather than coming out to slam the singer though, Queen B fans jumped at the opportunity to get in formation and commend the song for highlighting racial tension and injustice to blacks.
Cheyenne, a 22-year-old college student told Marie Claire: “It gave me so much life. I think it’s really important! For so many of us – you know, we’ve been raised to hate our features for so long.
“To hear Beyoncé say it in national stage, I love my negro nose, I love my features, I love being black – that meant so much to me.”
Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly love her any more…