The video to the song “Formation” and its 2016 Super Bowl performance was criticized in the law enforcement community for depicting a young boy being unjustly detained by police and showing a police car sinking into the water.
In celebration of pop star Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s 36th birthday on Monday, former first lady Michelle Obama joined several other high-profile women and dressed as the singer did in her Formation video, which was widely perceived as being anti-police.
One Beyoncé fan account posted a photo collage to Twitter featuring Obama, tennis star Serena Williams and singers Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child, as well as Beyonce’s eldest daughter Blue Ivy Carter, and other friends and family members.
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) September 4, 2017
Those pictured are seen wearing styles similar to what Beyoncé wore in her 2016 music video Formation, with hats covering their eyes, ornate necklaces and braids.
Michelle Obama showing love to Beyoncé for her birthday is my new favorite thing pic.twitter.com/Jj9uGmkx6Z
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 4, 2017
The Formation music video has a Hurricane Katrina-related theme, and features a young black boy with his hands raised standing before a line of police. Near the end of the video, a New Orleans police cruiser is shown sinking in Katrina’s floodwaters.
Watch the video:
Remember when Barrack Obama said, “Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls?”
Michelle Obama claimed Beyoncé is a role model for all young girls when she tweeted, “Always inspired by your powerful contributions @Beyonce. You are a role model for us all. Thank you for investing in our girls. 👑🐝 👑🐝”
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 26, 2017
Some role model huh?
It’s no wonder the Obama’s daughter Malia is out smoking pot, drinking and showing her butt off to cameras — just like Beyoncé!
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