1300 Complaints against Jennifer Lopez and Shakira
There was a huge amount of criticism on Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl LIV halftime show. The performance was considered to be too inappropriate. The Super Bowl LIV half–time show, officially known as the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, was held on February 2, 2020.
The Federal Communications Commission has stated that it has received more than 1,300 complaints against the show, NBC News reports. While most of the criticisms centered on the appropriateness of the show, according to CNN some related to the #MeToo movement, sex trafficking, and boycott of Pepsi, the Super Bowl, and the NFL. A huge amount of Viewers from various parts of states except Vermont submitted complaints to the FCC which found that Texas viewers filed 140 of the most objections. Duplicates complaints were found by ABC affiliate WFAA, so it could be that viewers regularly submitted the same complaint. The comments were confidential once they became available on the website of the FCC. “I’m totally disappointed that showing on television is appropriate,” said this particular analyst. One guy told me that he was disappointed that those performances had not been screened in advance. If blocked, they wouldn’t be properly censored. One guy told that he was feeling bad for his daughters who were thinking that such behavior is acceptable and that they should dress and perform lewd acts. Another concerned lady linked the half-time show to pornography saying that she didn’t subscribe to The Playboy Channel, we don’t buy porn for $20 a movie, we just wanted to sit down and watch the Super Bowl.
Many praised performances by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira for bringing the Latin culture center stage. But still considering the majority there was a decent amount of backlash which cannot be underestimated.