Michelle Obama is no stranger to racial controversy.
During her husband’s campaign – and during her time as First Lady – she made racially-charged remarks which stirred up tensions in America.
And she just made a controversial move that some believe exposed anti-police hatred and racism.
Michelle Obama celebrated the singer Beyonce’s 36th birthday by dressing up as her for a photo shoot.
Michelle Obama as Beyoncé in Formation extended my life expectancy and paid off my credit card bills 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/cKjVy7TwIw
— Alp Ozcelik (@alplicable) September 4, 2017
But what enraged millions of Americans was that the former First Lady donned the outfit Beyonce wore in the video for her song “Formation.”
Critics accuse the lyrics of “Formation” for prompting an anti-police and pro-black power message.
The Blaze reported:
“Many conservative pundits believed Beyoncé’s 2016 award-winning song and video for “Formation” to be controversial, as the underlying theme is black pride.
The pop star performed the song during the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show, where many of her backup dancers donned what appeared to be Black Panther-like costumes, and gave several nods to the Black Lives Matter movement and Malcolm X.
The video for “Formation” features a young black boy standing in front of a line of police with his hands raised up in the air and contains footage that many considered controversial as a result of its Hurricane Katrina-related theme.
Toward the end of the video, a New Orleans police car can be seen drowning in Katrina waters, which Vox called a “callback to Hurricane Katrina and systemic neglect and abuse of the black community in New Orleans.”
Critics argue Michelle Obama knew exactly what she was doing and was intentionally being provocative.
Embracing “Black Lives Matter” and their anti-police stand was one of the defining characteristics of Barack Obama’s final years in office.
Critics accused Michelle Obama of taking it one step further by promoting the message of a controversial song.
She could have dressed up in any outfit Beyonce wore in one of her music videos.
But she was photographed in the attire from a song Beyonce used at the Super Bowl to pay tribute to the racially charged “Black Lives Matter” and Black Panther groups.
Both groups have been accused of promoting racism and violence against law enforcement.
Liberals have spent months accusing Donald Trump of embracing white supremacists and raising racial tensions.
Trump has condemned white supremacists.
And he correctly pointed out the alt-left is just as much to blame for political violence.
But what is also true is liberals continue to embrace groups like “Black Lives Matter” despite controversial statements and actions that have led to violence and divided America along racial lines.
Michelle Obama paying tribute to a Beyonce song that was used as a platform to attack police and promote black power is another example of liberals furthering the racial divide.