Unless you’ve been literally living under a rock, you've heard that Beyoncé’s latest single, “Formation,” was performed live at the Super Bowl Halftime show and received intense cultural backlash from, you guessed it, white people! Outraged viewers were even trying to set up anti-Beyoncé protests, which a whopping 3 people showed up for.That's an insane number! Who would've known Queen B's tribute to the Black Panthers—a group who created multiple community programs like the “Free Breakfast for Children Programs”—would spark such white guilt and protest?!
But, actually, it did. White people were furious:
We get it!! We oppressed you, past tense. Let’s move on, we’re all equal now—there’s just a few cases of police brutality, unfair court trials, and cultural appropriation—but other than that, WE ARE EQUAL! God bless America.
Wait wasn’t the Black Panthers a violent organization?! They had guns and fought back against the police who were attempting to kill them! How dare they?! It’s not like we are walking around with guns just in case we need to “defend” ourselves!
I wish I were making this stuff up. But people actually think they're "destroying Beyoncé."
"A group that used violence...[for] an overthrow of white domination."
NOOO! NOT AN OVERTHROW OF WHITE DOMINATION!!
It seemed like nothing could possibly get worse, but white people just won't let it go. There are now white "Formation" piano/guitar/a cappella/ I don't even know covers all over YouTube.
Now, maybe, these people aren't criticizing Beyoncé's halftime performance, but they are still completely butchering the authenticity and whole point of the song.
This is aside from the fact that some can't even sing. (Hey I can't either bud, so that's why I put my thoughts into words and actually think before I do something.)
In simplest terms white people, you take everything from minority cultures and make it yours. Nothing can be left alone! Just stop.
Still don't get it? Maybe take it from a good "safe rapper," Mackelmore, who more or less get's it:
There it is folks!
Stop appropriating, stop claiming "reverse racism," and take a good look at yourself before you accuse Beyoncé of limiting your creativity.
Yes, buy the song, listen to it, dance to it! Just stop making covers about having hot sauce in your bag (swag) or mixing that negro with that Creole.
You're not a Texas bama.
Telling him what he can and cannot do?! *Gasp*
Sounds a lot like Beyoncé's critics and well the whole Civil Rights movement.