By G. Brown
Superbowl LIV has come and gone. Shall we talk about the move that clinched the victory for the Kansas City Chiefs? How about all those witty commercials especially the debut of Baby Peanut? What about JLo pole dancing during the half-time show? Definitely, worth talking about, but nah not right now. Instead, let’s try to stir up some angry sentiment by focusing on something minor that happened before the kick-off but involves two of the entertainment world’s biggest stars–and their child.
That seems to be the line of thinking TMZ was shooting for when it tweeted out this headline…
— d ✧ (@lrrepIaceable) February 3, 2020
TMZ went on a fishing expedition dangling JayZ and Bey sitting during the national anthem as bait. It’s something most of us would have ignored, but the bait was irresistible to some haters happy to complain about more Black people not standing for the anthem…
Teach them manners.
— Amazing Grace (@PredsNC12) February 3, 2020
Hat on too No Respect low life’s
— Jimmy B (@jim_joThailand) February 3, 2020
Then they can leave the country. Bye.
— Laurie Ernst (@ErnstLaurie) February 3, 2020
Whoa…whoa there Bey, JayZ and Carter family haters. This is Bey we’re talking about…and the Beyhive definitely isn’t going to stand by and let TMZ and a few people measuring their patriotism by how fast they stand for a song drag their Queen…
Good. That song is just a damn song. We all sit for it at home 🤷🏻♂️
— Corey (@DarthYerocracy) February 3, 2020
So did the lady infront of them… no one’s calling her out… 🤔
— MADE BY GIRL (@JenRamos) February 3, 2020
So are the people in front of them??? But I guess we just “call out” celebrities? Lol..
— Taylor🦋 (@treneeSPN) February 3, 2020
beyonce could buy the super bowl stadium & the trophy , please leave her & her family be
— ᘔOᗯIE (@YSLKORDEI) February 3, 2020
The GOP Senators just gave a finger to the Constitution during the Fake Impeachment hearings and TMZ is worried about JayZ and Beyoncé sitting during the National Anthem.
— PinkPoodleness (@PinkPoodleness) February 3, 2020
EXACTLY!-the point as posted by @PinkPoodleness. We just witnessed the U.S. Senate trample on the constitution to give a pass to the sitting President who violated it and we’re worried about whether or not celebrities are standing for the anthem?
The country is in the middle of a democratic crisis and the only thing TMZ found newsworthy on Superbowl Sunday was a child(Blue Ivy) not standing for the anthem? Though I hate the phrase ‘fake news’, where is a right-winger to throw it out when it’s actually fake news?
TMZ’s founder Harvey Levin is reportedly a Trump supporter or at least a sympathizer. The Daily Beast says back when the “Access Hollywood” scandal tape of Trump saying some pretty offensive things about how he treats women first emerged, “the celebrity gossip website went into overdrive to help Trump.” Nothing says ‘I support you’ like helping to spin, cover-up or at least confuse the issue. Maybe Levin’s playing the role of state TV like FOX Network to try and curry favor from the President. Or perhaps TMZ just wanted to stir up a little racial conflict. Whatever the motive, the players can be forced to stand as the NFL team owners have deemed following Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest, but spectators paid for their seats and can stand, sit, or lay down if they want.
Give it a rest TMZ. Trying to drum up hate against the Carterts just for clicks, views, and ratings is pretty low–even for TMZ.