Only three people attend protest against Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance
Remember that planned Anti-Beyoncé protest in response to Beyoncé’s Black Lives Matter-inspired Super Bowl 50 halftime performance? Well, turns out that it actually went down yesterday (February 16) but it was a massive flop as only three people turned up, New York Magazine reports.
According to reports, attendance was so sparse that, initially, it appeared that no one bothered to show up. Eventually, a few passers-by appeared to voice their outrage: a volunteer for Ted Cruz's US Presidential campaign and two NFL fans. However, the Beyonce supporters were out in vocal force, holding signs in a show of support.
Anti-anti-Beyoncé protest growing, still no anti-Beyoncé protest. pic.twitter.com/sDcp1X6vIm— Alex Silverman (@AlexSilverman) February 16, 2016
Outside NFL HQ, at what was supposed to be an anti-Beyoncé protest. Only a few counter-protesters have shown up. pic.twitter.com/h8EiKnX9rc— Alex Silverman (@AlexSilverman) February 16, 2016
"Some of us are surprised that there are only a couple of us out here today," Cruz campaigner Ariel Kohane told NY Mag. "It’s a business day. Also, the weather; the rain turned a lot of people away. You know, 6pm would [have been] a better time."
Tajh Sutton, part of the counter protest, told reporters: "I think the assumption is that the people supporting Beyoncé are like these superfans that are just gonna love her and support her no matter what she does. But I would have been out here no matter who the person was that did something like this, if they were attacked this way as a result."