"White people, it's not always about you": Bill Maher and Killer Mike push back against right-wing Beyonce outrage

"The image of dancing black militants is like their nightmare come to life," said one panelist of Limbaugh and Rudy

Brendan Gauthier
February 13, 2016 6:16PM (UTC)

On last night's "Real Time," host Bill Maher talked to his guests about Beyonce's polarizing Super Bowl halftime performance of "Formation."

"To me, watching that, I thought that this looked like every other halftime show I've ever seen," Maher began. He then contrasted the right-wing interpretation of the show: "It was an affront to everything we hold dear."


Maher quoted some prominent white men who've voiced their outrage--among them Rush Limbaugh and "hip-hop expert" Rudy Giuliani.

Frequent Bernie Sanders stumper and actual hip-hop expert Killer Mike said, "White people, it's not always about you."

"The image of dancing black militants is like their nightmare come to life," said Joshua Green, reporter at Bloomberg Businessweek. "And right in the middle of the big game that every Republican is watching."

"Black pride doesn't have to take anything away from white culture," added Margaret Cho. " I think this is what Black America needed. It's what all of us needed."

Watch the full discussion below:

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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