Outraged fans blasted the sexy Super Bowl performance of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira with 1,300 complaints, compared to ‘ soft porn ‘ with ‘ crotch grabbing, ‘ ‘ risk dancing, ‘ and ‘ exposed skin.
Families across America came to watch the Kansas City Chiefs battle the San Francisco 49ers on Super Bowl Sunday, transforming one of America’s most beloved sporting events into a joyous family activity.
The lively performance which earned more audience than the game was seen in revealing outfits by the pop singers belly dancing and pole spinning. But in the hours following the broadcast on 2 February, the act received 1,300 complaints filed with the Federal Communications Commission.
Several of the complaints that FCC officials received from WFAA came from parents who sensed their children were subjected to a “porn show.” Other adults thought the show prompted sex trafficking.
Viewers stated they had to ‘ cloak the eyes of their children ‘ and branded up-close shots of the pop startrs, as ‘ awkward.
Spring Hill’s viewer, Tennessee, wrote: ‘ I don’t subscribe to The Playboy Channel, we don’t buy porn at $20 a flick, we just wanted to spend time as a family and watch the Super Bowl.
While watching the show with their children several parents were left furious. Nearly a quarter of the 1,300 complaints suggested the half-time show was inadequate especially for kids.
“The appearance of Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl halftime show was overly verbose and absolutely unacceptable for an event where families, particularly children, are attending,” said a Utah viewer.
“I had to send my kids out of the room so they didn’t get exposed to something they shouldn’t have seen.”
“What do you teach the young girls?” said a viewer from Wisconsin. “Dance around half naked to get men excited then claim # MeToo for harassment? Is it okay to be some sexual being and shake your naked rear end and expose your crotch and dance on a pole in front of the world?”
The “Me Too” movement and the sex trafficking have been mentioned in many complaints.
“There has been a push for women’s rights and more opportunities in our country alongside the Me too movement that is a good thing,” said one Ohio viewer. “It brings us back to where women get their worth out of their bodies, not their brains / personality and I don’t like it on a family friendly show.”
A spectator in Emporia, Kansas, said: ‘ SuperBowl is family viewing, not a club show by stripper-men. It was disrespectful to lack of apparel, gyrations, crotch holding and up-close camera shots of Jennifer Lopez’s body parts.
Another viewer said, Totally obscene and wrong for the viewing of millions of kids and teens. I was indignant and outraged.
Please track the material more closely.’ By contrast, the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show featuring Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction saw 540,000 reviews in the weeks following live broadcast