The Fraternal Order of Police is lining up behind a call to boycott Beyoncé’s Formation Tour when it kicks off in Miami in April.
Members of the Miami chapter of the national police union have already voted to boycott Beyoncé’s April 26 show at Marlins Stadium, according to local president Lt. Javier Ortiz, who called on all police everywhere to boycott all of the “Crazy In Love” singer’s concerts on her upcoming tour.
Lieutenant Ortiz accused the “Formation” singer of using her halftime performance at the Super Bowl earlier this month “to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her anti-police message.”
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani went on Fox News after the Super Bowl to condemn Beyoncé’s show, calling her dancers dressed in black berets and bandoliers “outrageous” and an “attack on police officers.”
Lieutenant Ortiz also blasted Beyoncé’s “Formation” video, which features a black child dancing in front of heavily armed police in riot gear, who put up their hands in apparent surrender to the child.
The local union president did not make it clear if the boycott call is an order or a request, and if it applies only to union members or to all Miami cops.
Reports out of Tampa, Fla., say no police officer has signed up to work security at Beyoncé’s April 29 show there.