WATCH: Jessica Williams Unpacks the Importance of Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Appearance on “The Daily Show”
Are you not entertained?
By this point, everyone knows that the one and only Beyoncé Knowles won Super Bowl 50 this past weekend. However, that doesn’t mean that everyone was as excited about it as we were. The minute Mrs. Carter took the stage, the backlash to her politically charged performance had already begun and its shit-storm tornado included Rudy Giuliani and all of Fox News.
On last night’s episode of The Daily Show, Senior Beyoncé Correspondent Jessica Williams took this criticism head on in an inspired segment about race in America and Queen Bey. Williams kept the conversation upbeat while getting at what was really bothering people about Beyoncé’s Black Panther costumes, Malcolm X formation, and “Formation” in general:
Race was brought in because Beyoncé was brought in. And brace yourself, you might want to sit down for this, but Beyoncé is black. And as a black person, you walk around every day constantly reminded that you are black—we’re more likely to get paid less, we’re more likely to get sent to prison, and we’re more likely to win a dance competition. What? It’s not all bad.
Watch the entire clip below.