Fla. police union boycotting Beyonce concert in April
The concert is expected to be sold out
By PoliceOne Staff
MIAMI — In the latest act of protest against Beyonce after her new single and Super Bowl performance were deemed anti-cop, a Florida police union is planning a boycott against the singer’s upcoming concert.
Sun Sentinel reported the Miami Fraternal Order of Police will protest the April 29th show in response to the singer’s "Formation" video and subsequent performance of the track during the Super Bowl. The video features the singer atop a sinking New Orleans police cruiser and a black child in front of officers with his hands raised. Critics said Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show paid homage to the Black Panther Party.
“The fact that Beyoncé used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her antipolice message shows how she does not support law enforcement,” Javier Ortiz, president of the Miami FOP, told the publication. “We ask all law enforcement labor organizations to join our boycott across the country and to boycott all of her concerts.”
The department has yet to release a statement on the union’s planned boycott.
The concert is expected to be sold out.