A Miami Police Union Is Boycotting Beyoncé’s Concert

Yes, over “Formation” and the Super Bowl.

February 18, 2016
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1,100 officers in the Fraternal Order of Police in Miami, Florida bravely decided to be crappy policemen very publicly, and voted to boycott Beyoncé's show. They're angry at her “Formation” video and Super Bowl performance, reports The Huffington Post. (At one point during “Formation's” clip we see riot police raising their hands, a reference to the “Hands Up Don't Shoot” mantra of black civil rights activists. Her half-time show paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Black Panthers)


President Javier Ortiz, whose name is an anagram for “ROAR, JIVE ZIT,” issued a press release.

“The Miami Fraternal Order of Police has voted to have all law enforcement officers boycott Beyoncé’s concert which is being held at the Miami Marlins Stadium on Wednesday, April 26, 2016,” Ortiz said in a statement. “The fact that Beyoncé used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her antipolice message shows how she does not support law enforcement.” The organization urged other law enforcement agencies around the country to do the same.

This boycott may be as effective as the recent anti-Beyonce protest in New York, according to Miami-Dade Police Department spokesman Delrish Moss.

”Right now the union president has his First Amendment right to say whatever he wants to say, but that doesn’t always translate to reality. As far as we see, there’s no indication that anything that is said there will translate into police officers not working the job,”

It's important to note that the Miami Fraternal Officer of Police only represents a small portion of officers in the city. The Police Benevolent Association, a different union in Miami-Dade, may avoid throwing a similar tantrum.

A Tennessee sheriff also looked like an idiot recently when he blamed Beyonce for gunfire outside of his house,. Watch the “Formation” video below.

A Miami Police Union Is Boycotting Beyoncé’s Concert