On Tuesday (Dec. 5) night, Beyoncé made a surprise appearance to present Colin Kaepernick with the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
While onstage, Bey said in her speech: "Thank you, Colin Kaepernick. Thank you for your selfless heart and your conviction. Thank you for your personal sacrifice. Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion only hope to change the world for the better. To change perception, to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color."
When Kap took his trophy, he added: "I say this as a person who receives credit for using my platform to protest systemic oppression, racialized injustice and the dire consequences of anti-blackness in America. I accept this award not for myself, but on behalf of the people. Because if it were not for my love of the people, I would not have protested. And if it was not for the support from the people, I would not be on this stage today. With or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people because my platform is the people."
As expected, Queen Bey bestowing this honor to Kap was a controversial move. Many loved the fact that the superstar did this, while others slammed Bey for doing so. One person who didn't appreciate this act was Tomi Lahren. Surprise, surprise...
"Police-hating Beyoncé presents police and America-hating Kappy with a 'legacy' award. This is how far we’ve fallen. Wow," the conservative tweeted. See it below.
Police-hating Beyoncé presents police and America-hating Kappy with a “legacy” award. This is how far we’ve fallen. Wow. pic.twitter.com/KIe6IqEQey— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) December 6, 2017
Doesn't Lahren know that when you come for Queen Bey, the BeyHive will swarm? That's exactly what happened! Check out some Twitter reactions from Bey's die-hard supporters below.
The Beyoncé jealousy is real. 😂 Perhaps because she is a beautiful, successful, talented woman and isn't on her parent's insurance?— Marcella (@marcellalaluna) December 6, 2017
How far we’ve fallen was obvious November 8, 2016.— Kristen Clark (@luv2hugtreez) December 6, 2017
You keep mentioning Beyoncé why? You'd think you have more important issues to worry about. She's never said a single word or thing about you lady. Lmao— IAm... (@Xander_ascends) December 6, 2017
Good to see you're drinking all of the #FauxNews Kool-aid these days. Beyonce & Kaepernick have been very clear that they respect the police. What they protest is the continued racial inequality & unjustified homicides of black men and women at the hands of too many officers.— Jon Day (@_jonday) December 6, 2017
They dont hate police and they dont hate America. They hate the injustices in our society that mainly affects Minorities in this country. Why dont you get that?— Kyle Bergesen (@XxKyleB) December 6, 2017
"Police-hating Beyoncé"— MacGregor (@m4cgr3g0r) December 6, 2017
Criminally dishonest. You are not a journalist, you are a propagandist.
Beyoncé has more class in her finger than you ever will, Tomi. #Beyonce— joseph (@joseph984) December 6, 2017
Wow... practicing your freedom of speech is “America Hating” to u while regulating firearms which kills thousands on Americans each year is not ! Never understood your logic @TomiLahren— sharief faraidooni (@MoeFaraidooni) December 6, 2017
Listen Timmy don't be upset that Beyoncè has more beauty and class in one of her extensions than you have ever had. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝👑🐝— Andriel Stewart (@_driel4real) December 6, 2017
Can we say #FakeNews. Neither Beyoncé nor Kaepernick hate police or America. They are speaking out about a Race of people being treated unfairly by the “justice” 😒😒 system.— J.DeBoyià (@JDeBoyia) December 6, 2017
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