SNL Spoofs reaction to Beyonce Super Bowl performance
WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) —
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."