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Black Women Are Outraged By Super Bowl Sunday Halftime Show

By: David H.



Since the wardrobe mishap a few years ago with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl Sunday Halftime Show, black female music artists became more reserved when performing on the legendary stage.


The stance was taken by Beyoncé Carter during her Super Bowl Sunday performance to incorporate particular political and cultural views within crisp choreography and rhythmic vocals. Beyoncé experienced extreme prejudice as the question of how her personal beliefs mattered during a sporting event of such magnitude.


Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, was a historic day for many. With the Chiefs 31-20 victory over the 49ers, and iconic superstar singers Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's first performance ever at the Super Bowl. Some black people felt offended by the overwhelming support for these two Latina powerhouses, literally waving their cultural heritage flag around during a sporting event.


For example, Lopez's 11-year-old daughter, Emme, appeared with a children's choir to sing "Born in the USA" and "Let's Get Loud" with her mom. The children wore white t-shirts with American flags on them, and at one point they were in cage-like structures. Twitter raved about what they viewed as a subtle yet powerful border crisis statement.


The American Black Woman is undervalued. JLo wore a thong onesie similar to three-time Grammy Award winner Lizzo not long ago and was praised while Lizzo was ridiculed. Shakira forcefully belched out a chanting sound (Lalalalala) commonly used in the Latino community during her performance and received a standing ovation. When Beyoncé voiced how unarmed American Black people were dying in the streets by the hands of White police officers and was called an instigator. The only difference between these two examples is the skin tone. What do you think?


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