The halftime show at Super Bowl 50 featured Beyonce performing the just dropped ‘Formation.' Allegedly, the song concerns the recent increase in police shootings. Beyonce’s halftime show included a troop of dancers in Black Panther Costumes.

Frankly, the Black Panther reference probably went right by any viewers under the age of 55.

Beyonce's performance criticized

Of those who did pick up on the Black Panther reference, a few considered Beyonce’s performance tasteless and provocative. Among those who took umbrage, of course, were police organizations and other law enforcement associations, along with a few private citizens.

Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani made negative comments about the appropriateness of Beyonce’s halftime show.

Someone was so offended by the performance that a protest event was organized. According to Newsweek, the announcement of the forthcoming event appeared on Eventbrite: the gathering would protest against Beyonce. As reported by Newsweek, Rudy Giuliani’s image appeared on the posting, along with the following: "Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement?Let's tell the NFL we don't want hate speech & racism at the Superbowl ever again!"

The media picked up on the impending event and published numerous articles about it. It was well-publicized.

Two protesters showed up

So it was pretty deflating and discouraging when a total of two protesters bothered to attend the event.

According to Newsweek, supporters from Black Lives Matter attended to protest the Beyonce protest, along with a few dozen reporters and photographers.

One of the protesters was Ariel Kohane, who said, “"I believe it was very disgusting that [Beyoncé]clearly doesn't have any respect for police officers. Forthe National Football League to allow her to publicly denigrate police officers in front of the whole world is just beyond me.” The remarks were reported by Newsweek.

According to Newsweek, the other protester was a woman dressed in a football jersey and a law enforcement cap. She told Newsweek she was protesting because she has friends in law enforcement.

Nothing works and nobody cares

The entire protest event was hollow and embarrassing, proving that most people didn’t understand the Black Panther reference in Beyonce’s performance, and of those that did understand it, very few cared.