Beyoncé’s 2016 Super Bowl performance is making waves and causing controversy. After she attacked cops and insulted our intelligence with her NFL halftime show, many were quick to call her out. However, perhaps the biggest bit of hypocrisy in her performance was missed by nearly everyone.
Beyoncé and crew took the field looking like something straight out of a Black Panther protest, but oddly, she’s receiving praise for it from the liberal left. Her halftime show is being lauded as a hit, but it’s probably the most destructive thing I’ve seen happen to race relations coming out of the entertainment industry in quite some time.
— Lilly Workneh (@Lilly_Works) February 8, 2016
Imagine if you would, Taylor Swift taking the field with dancers in outfits inspired by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Think that’s taking things too far? Let’s take a look at both the Black Panther Party (BPP) and the New Black Panther Party (NBPP).
Here’s what the FBI has to say about BPP:
The Black Panther Party (BPP) is a black extremist organization founded in Oakland, California in 1966. It advocated the use of violence and guerilla tactics to overthrow the U.S. government.
Black Panthers are terrorists, whether you are referring to BPP or NBPP. While some will argue that the BPP and NBPP are not one in the same, the New Black Panther Party “identifies with the original Black Panther Party and claims to uphold its legacy.” Basically, the thoughts behind each are the same.
Here’s more on the NBPP from the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium:
The New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (NBPP) is the largest organized anti-Semitic and racist black militant group in America. … The Southern Poverty Law Center says that NBPP is a “virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews and law enforcement officers.
The Black Panthers are the black equivalent of the KKK. But that’s not where Beyoncé’s little stunt ends when it comes to hypocrisy. Have a look at an image from her halftime show and see if you notice anything peculiar.
See it? How about one more photo to make it abundantly clear:
— The Dream Defenders (@Dreamdefenders) February 8, 2016
Is this not the same community that screams for “diversity”? Is this not the some demographic who vehemently decried that the Oscars are “too white”? What do you think a white girl’s chances were of being included in Beyoncé’s group of “Dream Defenders,” regardless of her talent? I think it’s safe to say, skin color was a prerequisite, but no one is crying foul. No, just the opposite is true.
“Beyoncé and Bruno Mars were a sight to behold at the Super Bowl 50 halftime performance. Did you ever think you’d see so much blackness, or so many Black Panthers in Afros at a halftime show? Or any Black Panthers in Afros at a halftime show? Maybe Beyoncé has tapped into something here, opening up some space for other artists to bring politics into pop culture and to make more of today’s music more relevant, reflective of and responsive to the realities in which we live,” the Grio began in a piece that continued to drip with gushing praise until the very end.
Make no mistake, when it’s suggested that other artists “bring politics into pop culture,” it’s only if those politics align with the left, place blacks in a position of perpetual victims, and denounce the white race. Beyoncé’s entire performance is summarized in a tweet, reading, “A black woman performed a song about being Black with Black women dancers dressed like Black Panthers and a band of Black women.”
Now, replace the word “black” with “white” and consider the reaction we’d be seeing today if any Caucasian celebrity flaunted their “whiteness” in such a way. The death threats would already be rolling in, protests would ensue, and it’s even possible that towns would burn.
I guess I just don’t understand how self-segregation solves the alleged “racism” they fight against. I think Beyoncé’s choice of attire for her dancers says it all. It’s not about equality. It’s that Black Panther mentality that wants the white race to be no more. Way to go, Beyoncé, you just set us back 50 years with a 15 minute halftime show. I’m sure Martin Luther King would be so proud.
What’s worse, our “leaders” and those who should be role models support this divisiveness, as evidenced by what our very own First Lady Of The United States had to say about it. Race relations are in the toilet, and sadly, it’s the prominent figures in the black community that seem hellbent on giving it a flush.