The FCC Got 1K Complaints About J. Lo and Shakira’s Halftime Show
It’s been weeks since Jennifer Lopez and Shakira gave a jawdropping performance at the 2020 Super Bowl but the conversation around their appearance has continued to boil over.
According to reports, the Federal Communications Commission received over 1,300 complaints about the halftime show.
On Wednesday the agency that regulates communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable across the United States, told NBC News on Wednesday of the complaints. In reaction to the complaints, the agency said that it had begun the process of sharing the complaints on its website. The complaints are reported to have been filed from 1,312 people in 49 states.
According to WFAA, 140 of the comments came from Texas and slammed the show for not being “appropriate” when it came to the amount of skin shown and complained that the show “was 100 percent about sex and NOT even remotely family-friendly.”
Just a reminder, in 2019, Adam Levine performed half-naked at the Super Bowl.
The Maroon 5 singer was able to perform his show with his bare chest entirely exposed during the halftime show in which he’d been given permission to remove his shirt.
WFAA obtained records of the comments through a Freedom of Information Act request and shared some of the comments to their page.
Many of the comments slammed the FCC for making their jobs as parents difficult.
“I do not subscribe to The Playboy Channel, we do not buy porn for $20 a flick, we simply wanted to sit down as a family and watch the Super Bowl. God forbid we expected to watch football and a quick concert but instead had our eyes molested,” wrote a viewer from Spring Hill, Tenn.
“As a father of 2 teen girls I feel obligated, at this point, to file a complaint as I am at my wits end. That “show” should have been reserved for late night cable TV … As a society we are talking out of both sides of our mouths and confusing kids. We need to do better, much MUCH better. Please help put a stop this disgraceful type of behavior being pushed on our children,” one man from Maine complained.
“No pole dancing, no nudity, no crotch grabbing, no indecent costumes. Just good music. Could be inspirational or uplifting or even patriotic,” included another comment.
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