After the release and Super Bowl 50 performance of Beyoncé’s latest single, “Formation,” the media has exploded in racially-charged backlash, claiming that the singer used her Super Bowl performance to promote police resistance. But The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams had a rebuttal of her own for Beyoncé’s critics.
According to The Huffington Post, after comments such as those from former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani — who told Fox News that her Super Bowl performance was “outrageous” because she “used it as a platform to attack police officers” — Williams argued that these naysayers missed the point of her performance (and the song’s music video) altogether.
While discussing why race was brought onto the Super Bowl’s national stage, Williams said, “Race was brought because Beyoncé was brought in. And brace yourself, you might want to sit down for this, but Beyoncé is black.”
To watch Williams take down Beyoncé’s haters, click here.