Pop Culture Without Culture: Examining the Public Backlash to Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 Performance

  title={Pop Culture Without Culture: Examining the Public Backlash to Beyonc{\'e}’s Super Bowl 50 Performance},
  author={Marquita Marie Gammage},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={715 - 731}
  • M. Gammage
  • Published 7 September 2017
  • Art
  • Journal of Black Studies
On February 7, 2016, Beyoncé took the stage of Super Bowl 50 as a featured artist during the halftime show. Immediately after, her performance was classified as an anti-American act of terrorism. The public took to social media, not in the usual fan craze, but to condemn and damn Beyoncé for her celebration of Black culture. This condemning is a reflection of the marginalized treatment of Black popular artists which prohibits them from speaking out on Black issues. Consequently, Black popular… 
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