Remember when Beyoncé performed the other week at the Super Bowl and blew all of us — especially Coldplay's Chris Martin — away with her greatness?
Well, some people (read: not that many people) were pissed that her halftime performance of her new black pride anthem "Formation" featured backup dancers dressed as black panther members.
Even former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani popped up on Fox News to accuse Bey of attacking police officers.
Soon, a protest against Beyoncé was organized by police advocacy group "Proud of the Blues" for Tuesday morning outside the NFL's New York City headquarters.
"Are you offended as an American that Beyoncé pulled her race-baiting stunt at the Superbowl?" the protest description on Eventbrite.com read. "Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement? Do you agree that the Black Panthers was/is a hate group which should not be glorified? Come and let's stand together. Let's tell the NFL we don't want hate speech & racism at the Superbowl ever again!"
News of the impending anti-Beyoncé protest made something of a splash:
Well, Tuesday morning came and went, and here was the turn out:
A grand total of three protesters braved the rainy weather to protest Beyoncé, including these two:
And this dude, who was surrounded by cameras because, well, there was really no one else to interview.
In fact, the event actually turned into a PRO-Beyoncé protest (or an anti-anti-Beyoncé protest, if you like) as fans turned out in support of the singer.
They came with their own signs, too.
And that's the story of how an anti-Beyoncé protest turned into a celebration of black pride.
David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.
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