It was perfectly fine for Beyonce to exploit the 112 million-viewer-strong Super Bowl audience to peddle a Black Power message -- but liken it to the KKK? Well, that calls for an investigation.
A Detroit police sergeant allegedly criticized Beyonce's Super Bowl performance, comparing her Black Panther motif as reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan. Now that sergeant is being investigated for crimes against political correctness. CBS local reports that
The sergeant, who was unnamed but is reportedly a 17-year veteran of the department, apparently didn’t like the halftime performance — particularly Beyonce’s dancers, who were sporting afros, berets and dressed in an all-black style similar to the Black Panther party. At one point in the performance, the dancers raised their fists to the sky and made a formation on the field in the shape of an X that, according to the sergeant, was attributed to black activist Malcolm X.
The sergeant was so displeased with the performance that he took his option to his personal Facebook page, saying next year’s halftime show should include the KKK. The post included a photo of Beyonce’s dancers above a group wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes, according to a report by WJBK. It included the text: “So if the dance troupe at the top is ok for this years’ halftime show, then the one at the bottom should be ok for next years’, right?”
His post drew complaints from many of his co-workers, who reported it to Police Chief James Craig.
Craig said the sergeant’s views are not representative of the department or any other officer. The sergeant has since removed his post and replaced it with a message offering an apology.
But this is our warped day and age -- if someone doesn't like your "views" then you're subject to a police investigation, your reputation will be tarnished and your career potentially destroyed. Further proof that we are closer to "1984" than we are 2016.