Beyonce Did A Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance Essay

802 Words Mar 1st, 2016 4 Pages
In February 2016, Beyonce did a super bowl halftime show performance that provoked controversy all over the world. An editor from Salon Media group named Natasha Lennard, wrote a commentary named, “Why are cops taking Beyonce’s black affirmation as an attack?” after hearing that multiple police officers made the decision to boycott the halftime show. Lennard was puzzled when society began to say that Beyonce’ was attacking police officers during her ‘Formation’ performance. She suggests that Beyonce was simply being an advocate for African Americans not attacking the police force. Lennard uses mood, tone, pathos, imagery, and various rhetorical analysis to persuade her readers of her claim. She wanted this article to be geared towards not only the African American community, but those who were willing to listen to what she had to say. Lennard starts of by setting the mood of the article by mentioning that Beyonce’s performance was “impeccable”. Her statement, shows that she supported Beyonce’s halftime performance that had 104 million viewers minus the members of the NSA who decided to stop watching mid performance. She mentions a statement that was made by former New york mayor Rudolph Giuliani, He states, “ I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers”. After reading this statement one would wonder how in fact did Beyonce’ attack the police force? Lennard then explain that if Beyonce’ was actually attacking the…

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