From the looks of her she should have been suiting up for the Carolina Panthers instead. Maybe Thunderthighs could have helped block Von Miller.
Beyoncé and her bouncing bandolier of bullets stirred things up during the Super Bowl halftime show — with two dozen black beret- and Afro-topped backup dancers paying tribute to a different kind of Panther.
The 34-year-old megastar’s crew was dressed in homage to the Black Panther Party, at one point joining her in giving millions of viewers a black-power salute as she belted out her new politically charged power anthem, “Formation.”
“OK, ladies, let’s get in formation!” she sang, tweaking the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl with a nod to the 50th anniversary of the 1966 founding of the Black Panther Party.
One admirer, Twitter user @JasFly, tweeted, “Beyoncé, backed by 50 black women with afros dressed black panthers, is telling the world that #BlackLivesMatter.”
Much of the halftime show was about love and togetherness, with Beyoncé dancing side by side with Bruno Mars and, in a grand finalé, with Coldplay’s Chris Martin as the audience spelled out “Believe in Love” with rainbow-colored placards.
Naturally some imbeciles found it just awesome:
“Beyoncé just had beautiful black women dressed as black panthers performing halftime at the Super Bowl. Y’all don’t understand,” tweeted @cosmorgpolitan, another big Bey admirer.
DeRay Mckesson, a prominent leader in the Black Lives Matter movement, also appreciated the political display.
“The #Formation shout-outs to Malcolm X & MJ were excellent,” he tweeted.
Because we all tune in to be lectured during a sporting event.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 8, 2016
Well, it could have been worse. You could have been following the extremist freaks from NARAL as they melted down all night. Trul embarrassing.