No, she didn’t, she made a piccie for a pop song

On Saturday night, I sent a group text to several friends as we were on our way to meet for drinks. It consisted solely of a screen capture from Beyoncé’s new video for Formation and the words: “We must discuss this shit.”

Everyone knew exactly what I was talking about.

My best friend’s answer: “Did Beyoncé just make a statement about the black feminine body defeating the police state?”

31 thoughts on “No, she didn’t, she made a piccie for a pop song”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    It is sad to see American Football being taken over by the Social Justice Warriors. I can understand that they want to win over mothers. But it is insane to do this at the expense of fathers.

    Or in Beyonce’s case, White people as a whole. The police do not shoot an unacceptably high number of Black men. Juries routinely dismiss charges. In Ferguson a police officer had his career destroyed for doing everything right and by the book. What is especially worse is that the most and worst police abuse comes from places run by Blacks like Detroit. The worst police brutality case recently was that of Freddy Gray. In the Black-run Baltimore, and carried out by a cast of multiracial officers straight from central casting.

    But of course, precious dears making precious statements that have no connection with reality and all that.

  2. The song doesn’t qualify as anything I would label music.

    Watching it without sound is a laugh-riot. The cop car being pushed down underwater by the weight of Beyoncé’s fat arse was particularly gut-busting . That and the bird’s nest she is wearing to replace her hair.

  3. “Bookended by the flooding of the city of New Orleans after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina – and by which the city’s black residents were disproportionately affected …”

    A city run by mostly black Democrats.

    Good grief, this is their version of ‘Fatcher n’ the miners’, isn’t it?

  4. The more pressing concern is that Beyoncé is advocating the clubbing of baby seals to make coats for her to wear in California. While I am glad the days of paint throwing fur is murder activists are over it will be a shame when all of the seals are extinct just for art. The least Beyoncé could do is to promote her new seal meat diet at the same time.

  5. I’m still waiting for activists waiting outside bikie bars to throw paint over Hell’s Angels jackets. I suppose it’s never going to happen.

    LY, I’m going to guess it’s mink fur rather than seal, if it’s real at all. And mink are farmed, just like cattle, so there is no difference as far as I’m concerned. Skin is skin.

  6. In fact, if it were worth it, you could farm seals for their fur. No need for clubbing, I’m sure that in a commercial operation you could come up with a more humane processing option. A bit like the yearling calves and young lambs that offer up that juicy, tender meat. And then there would be no problem with the continuation of the species.

  7. It must be exhausting being a Professional Black Person. Don’t they ever get sick of constantly talking about “black black black, black, blaaaaaccckkk!” stuff?

    And that is all they ever talk about. Even a toddler has a broader conversational repertoire.

    Look, I’m no racist. I enjoy a Bounty Bar as much as the next man. I just don’t care about “black bodies”, or whatever the fuck she’s wittering on about.

    We’ve politely listened to this blickity-blackety nonsense for long enough. It’s time someone said it, and using the power vested in me as The Emperor of White People, it falls upon me to say it:

    White people aren’t impressed with this shit.

  8. “Look, I’m no racist. I enjoy a Bounty Bar as much as the next man.”

    Excellent. I’d use this, but I’m worried about being called a racist

  9. I think the problem these black professional race-obsessives have is simply they’re embarrassed by other blacks.

    Add in a good measure of projection and here we are…

  10. Remember all art is subjective.

    When I first saw the fur coat my initial reaction was to wonder where the paint throwing eco loons were. Since they only threw paint on real, wild, fur then my interpretation of her message is that she has single handedly defeated those loons.

    Maybe I just don’t “get” art.

  11. It must be exhausting being a Professional Black Person. Don’t they ever get sick of constantly talking about “black black black, black, blaaaaaccckkk!” stuff?

    Haha. Black people do like to talk about being black. Just sayin’.

  12. JerryC,

    “Haha. Black people do like to talk about being black. Just sayin’.”

    Actually, most of them don’t care. My black neighbour seems to like football and cars. My former black neighbour liked talking about art and wine (yes, he was also gay).

    The trouble is, white socialists like the Graun only see black people as Professional Black People. Spike Lee opens his stupid mouth, it’s all over the place. If F Gary Gray (not a Professional Black Person) said something, it would barely get covered.

  13. “Did Beyoncé just make a statement about the black feminine body defeating the police state?”

    No, she just made a statement about how a certain black female multimillionaire entertainer can get the sort of morons who read The Guardian to over-think everything she does… In furtherance of her career and earning power, of course.

    Beyoncé is about as dangerous as a cup of milky tea.

  14. Bloke in Costa Rica

    I think I strong case can be made that the police in the US are not shooting too many people, but not enough of the right sort.

  15. Who cares what Beyonce says or thinks. Just get your kit off luv.

    I’m not the slightest bit racist when it comes to top class crumpet.

    FWIW – of course black lives matter. As do white ones, the truth, and the maintenance of some semblance of law and order.

  16. ‘”We must discuss this shit.”
    Everyone knew exactly what I was talking about.’

    Sounds like a pretty short and pointless conversation…

  17. Sounds like a great night out doesn’t it?

    Anyway, regardless of the past and whatever may happen in the future, on this day, America has achieved something like perfect harmony.

    They’re all hungover and semi-comatose. Extraordinary.

    It’s only us forrins keeping the show on the road (I just hope The Donald is compos enough to notice).

  18. So Much For Subtlety

    The question is not what idiocy Bey says in public. What matters is her revealed preferences.

    Jay Z and Ms Knowles used to live in Alpine New Jersey. Which is actually a suburb of New York.

    The racial makeup of the borough was 68.14% (1,260) White, 2.38% (44) Black or African American, 0.05% (1) Native American, 26.07% (482) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.30% (24) from other races, and 2.06% (38) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.81% (89) of the population

    They have since moved to Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

    The racial makeup of Beverly Hills was 28,112 (82.4%) White (78.6% Non-Hispanic White),[6] 746 (2.2%) African American, 48 (0.1%) Native American, 3,032 (8.9%) Asian, 12 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 485 (1.4%) from other races, and 1,674 (4.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,941 persons (5.7%).

    They also own a house in the Garden District of New Orleans. While I can’t find the racial background of the inhabitants, I note that their neighbours include Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Nicolas Cage and Peyton Manning.

    You know, I think their housing preferences do not show an especial fear of White police officers.

  19. A useful definition of advertising is the art of convincing you that you have always wanted to buy what they are selling.

    I’m amazed that anyone is surprised that a black popular music (PoC-pop?) star decides to spend millions on a video ‘celebrating black culture’, given the zeitgeist is actually begging for it.

    Nor am I surprised that it’s not mentioned that videos like this pay for the house in Beverly Hills, in the long run (thanks SMFS), or questioned whether ‘black culture’ would benefit more if the marketing budget and sales revenue was spent on education, for example. (I’m not convinced it would, but it would be a more interesting discussion).

  20. “Steve – is that the stuff they drink in the Congo? Asking for a friend.”

    Evidently you can actually buy it in the Congo.

  21. And given the Beyonce was driven to the stadium down a freeway specially cleared for her and escorted by a bevy of (mostly white) police….we probably don’t need to comment on the moronically witless nature of the display and those who praised it.

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