The Miami chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police wants cops around the country to follow their lead and boycott securing Beyoncé’s ‘The Formation World Tour’.
Members of the Miami chapter of the FOP voted to boycott Beyoncé’s April 26 show at Marlins Stadium, local union president, Lt. Javier Ortiz, confirmed Thursday.
Ortiz says the reason for the boycott is because Beyoncé “used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her anti-police message,” according to a letter announcing the boycott.
Earlier this week, there were reports that the Tampa, Florida police department planned to boycott the show in their city — but after some backlash the department issued a statement.
— TampaPD (@TampaPD) February 18, 2016
We wonder how long it’ll take for the Miami PD to issue a similar statement. The optics on a Beyoncé concert boycott would NOT be good.