Beyonce’s show-stealing performance during the Super Bowl halftime show drew many cheers from viewers, but not from politician Rudy Guiliani, who described the show as “outrageous” and read it as a criticism of law enforcement officers.

The former New York City mayor spoke on ‘Fox & Friends’ on the morning after the showcase game and called Bey’s performance of ‘Formation’, which featured dancers dressed in Black Panther outfits, “ridiculous”.

“This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive,” he said.

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“What we should be doing in the African-American community, and all communities, is build up respect for police officers. 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.”

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The music video for Bey’s ‘Formation’, which dropped on Saturday by surprise, invokes the #BlackLivesMatter campaign on social media which focusses on police violence against ethnic minorities in America. The video features graffiti slogans like ‘Stop Shooting Us’.

He also maintained that Super Bowl halftime shows should be “wholesome”, as they’re watched by tens of millions around the world and are implicitly aimed at conservative parts of the States. “You’re talking to middle America when you have the Super Bowl. So if you’re going to have entertainment, let’s have decent wholesome entertainment, and not use it as a platform to attack the people who put their lives at risk to save us.”

Well, maybe he didn’t see the enormous display at the end of Coldplay’s performance where the crowd held up placards spelling out the message ‘Believe in Love’…

“I think it was outrageous,” the Republican heavyweight Giuliani finished. “The halftime show I thought was ridiculous anyway. I don't know what the heck it was. A bunch of people bouncing around and all strange things. It was terrible.”

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