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SNL Spoofs reaction to Beyonce Super Bowl performance

In this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, file photo, Beyonce performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Red Lobster said in a statement that its sales surged after Beyonce mentioned the chain in a Â?FormationÂ? lyric. The seafood chain known for its cheddar biscuits says sales surged 33 percent on Sunday from a year ago. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Following the outrage prompted by the release of Beyonce Knowles new single, "Formation," and her subsequent Superbowl performance, Saturday Night Live took the opportunity to create a skit mocking the backlash.

Presented as the trailer for a horror film called "The Day Beyonce Turned Black," SNL describes "the day that shook the whole white world," when people realized that Beyonce is in fact, black.

The trailer shows widespread chaos and cities in disarray, as white people react to the discovery of Beyonce's race with sheer panic.

Beyonce's Superbowl Halftime performance has been met with a wide variety of reactions, with some praising the singer's decision to preform "Formation," while other protest it. As Sinclair's Stephen Loiaconi described, "Formation," Beyond performed with "a squad of dancers whose black berets and black outfits recalled the Black Panther Party of the 1960s, and the video for the song, released online Saturday, makes clear references to the Black Lives Matter movement and Hurricane Katrina."


Among the critics of Beyonce's performance were Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani who called it "a platform to attack police officers," and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) who suggested that while Beyonce is " a gifted entertainer... no one should really care what she thinks about any serious issue confronting our nation."

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