BEYONCÉ'S 'FORMATION' CONTROVERSY GETS HER BANNED IN THE UK?
Tongues are still wagging after Beyoncé's politically-laced Super Bowl performance of "Formation,". The superstar is facing immense backlash with groups and organisations hitting out in anger at the star. An anti-Beyonce rally is set to take place outside the headquarters of the National Football League in New York City at 8 a.m. on February 16.
"Are you offended as an American that Beyoncé pulled her race-baiting stunt at the Superbowl?" the invitation asks. "Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement?" "Come and let's stand together," the notice says. "Let's tell the NFL we don't want hate speech & racism at the Superbowl ever again!"
One of Uk's largest media group, Global, seems to agree with the #boycottbeyonce currently trending on all social media platforms as they have reportedly demanded its staff to remove video of the performance from all of its company-owned websites, according to The Mirror. In addition, the song--which champions Afros and "Jackson 5 nostrils"--was not listed on radio channel playlists.
An alleged email was sent to staff prohibiting them from mentioning Beyoncé under any circumstances.
“It was made absolutely clear Beyonce was not to be mentioned. No photos, no music videos, no Beyonce," a source told the Mirror. “Anything that had been published from the Super Bowl performance had to be removed.”
The publication reports that Beyoncé's tour announcement may have triggered the company banned, as it conflicted with negotiations Global had with the singer's camp to be a part of its Summertime Ball performance line-up. Guess Queen Bey wasn't lying in the song's lyrics when she says, "You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation."