Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Politics of Halftime: A Shadow Over Super Bowl 50
So, the message Beyonce' seems to have been sending with her Halftime performance, besides promoting her album (do they still call it that?) which was released the day before, was one of encouraging racism, violence, and apparently, based on her video, anti-law enforcement. Is this the type of family oriented "entertainment" the National Football League wants to promote? I sure hope not. I've been watching professional football since the early '60s; back in the days of the AFL vs. NFL. I've never missed a Super Bowl over these 50 years. Some of the halftime shows have been terrific and some have been real stinkers (remember Up with People, Black Eye Peas, Madonna, or The Who?), but I don't recall any which had an overt political message. The NFL Commission, owners and players owe the fans a sincere apology for allowing a family oriented event to be turned into something so political and racial.
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