Last year, Kendrick Lamar performed his track Alright at the BET awards, whilst standing on a cop car. It was defiant, unifying and unapologetic. Soon after, US ‘news’ station Fox News attacked Kendrick with bigoted and dumbfounded criticisms such as “Hip hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years”. Now that Beyoncé has used Superbowl 50 as a platform to expose police brutality and institutional racism within the American political and legal system, Rudy Guiliani has blasted her with this statement during a Fox News show this morning;
“Let’s have decent, wholesome entertainment and not use it as a platform to attack the people who risk their lives to save us”.
First of all, it’s about the time that the whole of the USA boycotted Fox News. It is not a news channel. It is a hateful, racist and idiotic business set up to create a larger divide between black and white people in America. Secondly- “Risk their lives to save us”. If hiding behind a cop car 20 feet away from a young black male and firing off 12 rounds without any real cause or justification is risking their lives to save us, then maybe the American people don’t want to be ‘saved’. In a time where police brutality and racial profiling is recurrent in the USA, Beyoncé’s tribute to both the Black Panther activism group and to Mario Woods, another victim of police brutality, was appropriate, tasteful and important. Her performance was a fine example of a celebrity using their profile to fight the good fight, and something that the bigoted, narrow-minded racists at Fox News simply cannot understand.
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