A new leader has emerged in the movement to boycott Beyoncé, and it’s ... Beyoncé.
At her inaugural Formation Tour show in Miami on Wednesday night, fans shared pics of “Boycott Beyoncé” merch being sold at the venue, including tees and phone cases.
Even members of her tour crew were seen modeling the shirts (“middle fingers up, put them hands high”).
The new merch looks to be Bey’s way of capitalizing on the Miami Fraternal Order of Police’s boycott against her. Back in February, members of the organization said they would refuse to work as security at her show at Miami’s Marlins Park because of the “anti-police message” of her Super Bowl 50 performance and “Formation” video.
Earlier this month, Bey spoke about the criticism against her in an interview with Elle, saying, “Anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken. I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe. But let's be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things.”
You gotta give it up to Queen B: Turning controversy into cold hard cash is a boss move. As she would say, “Best revenge is your paper.”