Jessica Williams Responds To Critics Of Beyonce's Political Half-Time Performance

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Jessica Williams, who was on The Daily Show Monday to talk about Beyonce's infamous Super Bowl half-time performance, slammed critics who were offended by Beyonce's political stance.

During her segment on the show Jessica Williams poked fun at critics, especially Fox News personalities like Rudy Giuliani and Stuart Varney who wondered if race has to be brought in to every single facet of American life.

Jessica Williams said, “Race was brought in because Beyonce was brought in. And brace yourself, because you might want to sit down for this, but Beyonce is black.”

She explained, “As a black person, you walk around everyday constantly reminded that you are black. We’re more likely to get paid less, we’re more likely to get sent to prison..."

However, critics of Beyonce and likely many viewers wondered why their couldn't just be good, "wholesome" entertainment when the game was targeted at Middle America, instead of a blatant stand for the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Jessica Williams said, “What are they, so delicate and unaware, and maybe so white, that Beyonce is too much for them?”

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Jessica Williams was quick to point out that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin made a political statement with his yellow arm band.

Chris Martin's arm band was in honor of a child who died from a rare cancer and to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Not really a political statement excluding all races but one. But, whatever.

Do you agree with Jessica Williams' statements?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.