Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke lashed out at supporters of Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 halftime performance with one poignant question.
“Would that be acceptable if a band, a white band, came out in hoods and white sheets in the same sort of fashion?” he asked Jo Ling Kent on Fox Business Network’s “Risk and Reward” on Monday. “We would be appalled and outraged.”
Clarke is the latest to attack the performance, deemed racist and anti-police by some, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Others are even planning a protest of the singer outside of the NFL’s headquarters in New York.
Several social media users agreed with Clarke’s comparison, too.
— L.A. Love (@laurita_a_g) February 10, 2016
— James M. Cain (@dmcparson) February 9, 2016
@McBigRocks Totally Agree with what Sheriff Clarke Said. Beyoncé is a flat out Racist Bigot for sure, just the flip side of the KKK.
— SMART DOG (@FURDOG54) February 9, 2016
— Vapid Boy (@VapidBoy) February 10, 2016
@RickRWells SOMEBODY SHOULD SUE BEYONCÉ and NFL 4 RACIST TRASH that was UNEXPECTEDLY SHOWN at HALFTIME
— Joseph Motto M.D. (@Icanhelpheal) February 10, 2016
— no more lies (@andrewm54220189) February 10, 2016