The national pro-police movement Rally For L.E. recently began a boycott of both Beyonce and the NFL as a result of her anti-law enforcement performance at the 2016 Super Bowl. Her performance included a salute to Black Lives Matter and the Black Panthers which have both advocated for the killing of and attacks on police officers nationwide.
“It’s disgusting that this kind of performance that clearly attacks law enforcement would happen on a national stage. We need to send a clear message to both Beyonce and the NFL that this will not be tolerated, and the best way to do it is to hit them both in the pocketbook as well as put an end to any support services they might need at their events,” said Rally For L.E.’s leader Nohl Rosen.
The boycott includes not attending any events hosted by either Beyonce or the NFL. This includes not buying tickets to any of Beyonce’s concerts, gear, or her music. In regards to the NFL the boycott will include not buying tickets to any football games, gear or give them any kind of financial support. Rally For L.E. is also urging police departments across the country not to give Beyonce and the NFL any kind of help with security or logistical support as well.
“Simply put, this is a complete boycott of both entities. Maybe if the flow of money and services to them is cut off then maybe they’ll think twice about their decision to support groups and individuals that call for the attacks of police officers. We need to firmly stand by the law enforcement in this country because they’re the ones that risk their lives everyday to make sure our community is kept safe and sometimes they give their lives for that to happen. Perhaps, both Beyonce and the NFL have ignored that fact so they need a big reminder,” Rosen added.