Beyonce’s recent Super Bowl half time show has people commenting on both sides of the issue. While some are praising her for her performance, others are criticizing her for encouraging racial strife.
The performance included dancers dressed as Black Panthers. At one point in the show the dancers stood in the shape of an ‘X’ in an apparent tribute to American Muslim minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X. The performance was Beyonce’s attempt to show her support for the Black Lives Matters movement.
TheBlaze broadcaster, Tomi Lahren, weighed in during her Final Thoughts segment. In the video, Lahren commented on Beyonce’s performance, in which she appeared to pay homage to the Black Panthers.
Lahren called the Black Panthers a group that promoted violence, racial division and hatred. They disagreed with Dr. Martin Luther King’s message of peace.
As a result of her original video, Lahren began receiving hate mail, as well as death threats. In response to the threats, she took to Facebook and assured the “bullies” issuing the threats that she would not be intimidated or quietened.
She also posted a response on Twitter:
See the pure poison of the Black Lives Matter movement visit the comment section of my Instagram. Reaction to this https://t.co/4gDhGMPXX1
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 10, 2016