Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani wasn’t too fond of Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday night, saying that it was “really outrageous” that the singer used the opportunity to “attack police officers.”
“I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers, who are the people who protect her and protect us and keep us alive,” Giuliani said during a “Fox & Friends” segment on Monday morning.
He added, “What we should be doing in the African-American community and all communities is build up respect for police officers and focus on the fact that when something does go wrong, okay we’ll work on that, but the vast majority of police officers risk their lives to keep us safe.”
Overall, Giuliani said that he didn’t like the halftime show, calling it “ridiculous” and proclaiming that he didn’t “know what the heck it was.”
“A bunch of people like bouncing around and doing strange things – it was terrible,” he said. “I actually don’t even know why we have this – this is football not Hollywood.”
Watch Giuliani’s comments below:
As TheBlaze previously reported, Beyonce is capturing attention for controversial political messages that were embedded in her halftime performance, with critics and fans debating over her dancers presumably being dressed like Black Panthers and making a black power salute.
Performing her new song “Formation,” Beyonce and her dancers were dressed in all black, wore black berets and, at one point, positioned themselves in an “X” on the field — something that some observers said was done in reference to Malcolm X, the Daily Mail reported.