Yes, people are actually rallying against the pro-black message woven into Beyonce’s “Formation” lyrics, many calling it “racist” and an “attack” on cops. The controversy that has transpired thereafter is prompting a call for the support of black sisterhood via a wave of counter protesters in the “Anti-Anti-Beyoncé Protest Rally” to be held outside the NFL headquarters in NYC, Tuesday (Feb. 16).
The Eventbrite description reads:
When Black women affirm Blackness/Black womanhood, they are attacked and silenced.
This is a counter protest to [click link here for info] a racist, ahistorical attack on the Black Panther Party and Beyonce, plus an excuse to celebrate a very awesome song and #BlackGirlMagic moment.
Sisters, dress in your “Formation” video/Super Bowl performance-inspired gear and make this a moment a joyous one! Allies and friends, show up and show your support!
We have asked our biggest stars to get political and Bey went there. Don’t let anyone make her powerful statement about the value of Black life be overshadowed by those who don’t believe that our lives matter.
As of Thursday morning, the anti-anti event seems to be “sold out,” but the original call to boycott Beyonce’s #BlackGirlMagic is still open. Feel free to finagle your way in if you feel inspired to pull up in all-black… or just fall through.