Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was not entertained by Beyoncé Knowles' racially charged performance during the Super Bowl's halftime show on Sunday night. Giuliani called out the pop icon for staging what he viewed as a politically driven performance that amounted to an "attack" on police officers.
The performance was clearly staged to make a political statement, with dancers dressed up in outfits reminiscent of the Black Panther Party of the 60's and 70's. The performers spelled out "X" in a salute to militant civil rights leader Malcolm X.
Beyoncé also raised her fist in a gesture that is synonymous with the "Black Power" movement.
“This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive,” Giuliani said in an interview with Fox News, Monday.
Giuliani wasn't the only one who took offense at pop diva's antics. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) tweeted out his displeasure with the performance as well, accusing Beyoncé of repeating the lie of Michael Brown's innocence.
In related news, Knowles' husband, rapper Jay-Z, recently donated $1.5 million to the "Black Lives Matter" movement.