Clinton Talks Beyoncé at Democratic Town Hall

The pop star's hit Formation was used to introduce a question about policing
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2016 9:13 PM CST
Clinton Talks Beyoncé at Democratic Town Hall
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talked Beyonc? and policing during the Democratic town hall Tuesday in South Carolina.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

How big a hit is Beyoncé's Formation? So big it got it's own question during Tuesday's Democratic town hall in South Carolina. "Let's talk about Beyoncé for a second, because why not?" Chris Cuomo introduced a question for Hillary Clinton about policing in the US. Some law enforcement groups see the video for Formation as overly critical of police and led them to call for a boycott of the pop star, the Los Angeles Times reports. Clinton responded that it's important to "respect the police" while recognizing those officers "who are doing the right things and protecting us." But she also acknowledged the difficulty many officers having interacting with minority communities. "Let’s hold police behavior accountable, so there’s an incentive for people to change how they’re doing police practices," she said. (Formation also sent sales skyrocketing at one seafood chain.)

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