Rudy Giuliani Believes Beyoncé's Super Bowl 50 Performance Was an "Attack" on the Police

He also said he thought the whole halftime show was "terrible."

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While the vast majority of fans and viewers of the Super Bowl 50 halftime show agreed that Beyoncé absolutely slayed her performance of "Formation" last night, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani wasn't that impressed. In fact, not only was Giuliani not really feeling Bey's performance, but he said on Fox News this morning that he felt she "used it as a platform to attack police officers."

"What we should be doing in the African-American community, and all communities, is build up respect for police officers," Giuliani said. "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....let's have decent, wholesome entertainment." The comments don't really come as a surprise, but they're pretty off based compared to the overall reception of not only Beyoncé's performance, but also for her new video for "Formation" in general. The visual included some powerful scenes and imagery in response to police brutality in America, with a direct message to "Stop shooting us" written on a wall in the video. Quite unsurprisingly, the Fox News panel shifted the talk of Beyoncé's performance to a discussion about Janet Jackson's nipple slip all the way back in 2004 because that's the total Fox News thing to do. 

If you want to relive the greatness that was Bey's Super Bowl 50 halftime performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars, you can watch it here. You can also check out the full details on her upcoming Formation World Tour here

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