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Days after performing her new song “Formation” during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show on Sunday, Beyoncé continues to generate negative feedback from police who are taking the singer to task for what they feel is total disrespect for law enforcement displayed in her video for the tune.

Chatting with Fox Business host Jo Ling Kent, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a black man, took the grievance a step further by comparing Beyoncé’s performance to someone dressing up as a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Media Matters reports.

“Look, musicians have long used their music, their trade to make political statements in their music. We may not like it, but I don’t want to make a huge deal about it,” said Clarke, who acknowledged the right of a music artist to make a political statement before slamming Beyoncé. “Them coming out, Beyoncé in those Black Panther-type uniforms, would that be acceptable if a band, a White band came out in hoods and white sheets in the same sort of fashion? We would be appalled and outraged.

“The Black Panthers are a subversive hate group in America,” he continued. “I think she could have done a better job, but I think Bruno Mars was a better halftime act anyway.”

Clarke’s criticism echoes many who labeled Beyoncé’s performance “racist” for promoting a group that often battled against police.

Media Matter notes that despite its run-ins with law enforcement the Black Panther Party was created to combat police brutality, much like the efforts of today’s generation of activists who are also fed up with unfair treatment of black people at the hands of the police. As a result, the Panthers “took on more control in Black neighborhoods and kept tabs on police activity in those areas.

“The Panthers also never claimed to be anti-White, but anti-racism,” the site pointed out.

Premiering Saturday along with the song, the video for “Formation” features scenes that seem to reference police brutality, including one showing Beyoncé laying on top of a New Orleans police, a spray-painted wall that said “stop killing us” in another, and particular part where a person in a hoodie danced in front of a row of officers.

As a result, National Sheriff’s Association members voiced their disdain for the clip by turning off the halftime show while watching the Super Bowl during their annual meeting.

The association members aren’t the only ones who took offense by Beyoncé’s performance. Social media was lit up with comments from those who felt a certain way Beyoncé and her dancers performing “Formation” while paying homage to the Black Panther Party with dressing in black leather jackets and wearing wore berets with afros. Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of the pro-Black political group, who was known for dressing in similar fashion.

So much so that a Facebook and Twitter page has been created to focus on boycotting Beyoncé, complete with an icon saying “Blue Lives Matter.” Individually, other police supporters have started using #BoycottBeyonce on their social media pages to further show how they feel.

Among those blasting Beyoncé was a woman who posted the following comment on the entertainer’s Facebook page:

“As the wife of a police officer, I am offended by this entire video,” she wrote. “Rise above and stay above the strife. For a girl who grew up in a privileged, wealthy family, she has no business pandering to those who didn’t.”

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22 thoughts on “Black Sheriff Gets KKK Vibe From Beyoncé Super Bowl Halftime Performance [WATCH]

  1. To compare the Black Panther Party for self defense to the first terrorist group in the United States the Ku Klux Klan is ridiculous. I don’t recall the Black Panther Party lynching anyone. And coincidentally weren’t members of the Ku Klux Klan also sheriff and police by day and night? Actually some still are. A black man recently wrote a book about a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan who was on the Baltimore Maryland police force and if you dig deeper I’m sure you’ll find members still on the police force.

  2. Hey sheriff, you sound like an uncle tom HNIC. I know more about the Black Panther Party than you do. The BPP was labeled a hate group by the so called white government as an excuse to murder them. article 7 of the BPP constitution stated that they would take up arms in accord with the 2nd amendment to protect their people from being murdered by the police. As soon as the fbi dogs heard this they knew they had to kill them. Several members of the racist police killed some of the leaders of the BPP while they were asleep in their beds. Others they framed for crimes when they were not even in the state where the crime happened. The fbi knew where they were because they were following them. It is a crying shame that you would get up there with your dark face and call the Black panther party a hate group. Your dumb ass lined up with the same so called white people who hate you just as they hate the rest of us. YOu have become part of the problem now you are covering up for these killer cops under your command. I no longer call these rouge clowns police or cops. They are in fact criminal, cowardly, psychopaths with badges uniforms and guns who have declared open season on people with dark skin. These cowardly, criminal, psychopaths with uniforms, badges and guns are killing us with impunity and you are helping them get away with it. You are worse than the so called white people who kill us.



  3. Maestro on said:

    Racism is what caused the rise of the black panther party anyway at that time the U S government and local police departments weren’t protecting black people so the Black Panthers stepped in to do it.

  4. I say: You go Beyoncé, I am proud of you!!! Great performance…Represent!!!
    As for Sheriff David Clarke, the fact that he is standing in front of a Fox sign, says a lot about him and his ignorance about African American History. And, his statements show that he knows nothing about The Black Panthers. I think he should take his Oreo butt and go shut up and sit down somewhere…

  5. Barbara on said:

    Miss B was great as always. When we as a black race make a statement we are alway wrong or crazy. The Black Panthers was for the interest of the black race and the white man hunted them down. Fox is a hate all blacks station as is

  6. G's for justice on said:

    Shame on u sheriff Clark . I applaud Beyonce and condemn all the hater WHITE people with either No idea or just don’t give damn about black history facts enough to know better about the Black Panthers . But that’s how racism works !

  7. Really and look what news he is on. Fox News can find these fools anywhere. Beyoncé’s performance was amazing and she used her platform for a positive message and idiots are totally missing the point.

  8. Are you dumb or are you dumb? It’s safe to say that you’re dumb. Please read a history book and not Wikipedia. Sadly, your history teacher(s) failed at teaching you.

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