Beyonce’s ‘Boycott Beyonce’ Merchandise a Hot Item on ‘Formation’ World Tour
Beyonce got jokes. Queen Bey is selling "Boycott Beyonce" merchandise at her "Formation" World Tour.
Obviously, the R&B superstar is poking fun at her critics (and maybe the police) for threatening to boycott her tour after deeming her song and video were anti-police. Authorities in Tampa, Fla., announced they wouldn't provide security when Beyonce's tour comes into town.
There were also a anti-Beyonce rally that was supposed to go down in front of the NFL headquarters after her show-stopping performance at the Super Bowl but the protestors were a no-show. There were a lot of Beyonce stans in the crowd though.
Although Beyonce didn't release a statement against her protestors at the time, it seems that she's showing her hand now. Now along with T-shirts, there's also cell phone cases to get with the petty slogan. Earlier this month, she also told Elle Magazine her position on policemen and policewomen.
“Anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken. I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe,” said Beyonce. “But let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things.”
Either way, her fans are here for the tees. "Beyonce is selling "Boycott Beyonce" a true marketing genius gonna steal all the coin from the racists," tweeted one fan. "OK, srsly, Beyonce = my feminist hero. She's selling "Boycott Beyonce" merch. Woman is makin $$ off a slogan ppl tried to use against her," tweeted another.
As Queen Bey said it in "Formation" -- "always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper." She's certainly heeding her own advice with this one.
Check out the "Boycott Beyonce" T-shirt above as well as some funny commentary from tweeters.