A Miami, Florida police union representing roughly 1,100 officers has voted in favor of staging a boycott of an upcoming Beyonce concert in response to her latest music video and her Super Bowl halftime show performance. Beyonce will be performing at the Miami Marlins Stadium on April 26.
“The Miami Fraternal Order of Police has voted to have all law enforcement officers boycott Beyoncé’s concert which is being held at the Miami Marlins Stadium on Wednesday, April 26, 2016,” Javier Ortiz, president of Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #20, said in a statement. “The fact that Beyoncé used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her antipolice message shows how she does not support law enforcement.”
The union urged other law enforcement groups around the country to boycott the singer as well. While Ortiz said he did not watch Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show performance “out of respect for our profession,” he said that he has “mistakenly” seen the video for “Formation.”