Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called singer Beyoncé's Super Bowl half-time performance "really outrageous" for its use of the event "as a platform to attack police officers."
In an interview on "Fox & Friends,"
Giuliani derided the singer's new song "Formation" – whose video includes scenes of a young black boy dancing in front of a line of riot police and of a wall that says "stop shooting us."
"This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers," the former mayor said.
"The people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive."
He said instead, the African-American "and all communities" should "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."
Giuliani called the Beyonce performance "a political position," and noted "she's probably going to take advantage of it."
"You're talking to middle America, the Super Bowl, so it can have entertainment," he said. "Let's have, you know, decent wholesome entertainment, and not use it as a platform to attack the people who, you know, put their lives at risk to save us."
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