Pop star Rihanna made her big comeback to the big stages with his performance during the Super Bowl halftime show.
While fans were apparently excited to see RiRi back in the spotlight, it turns out that her performance, along with her backup dancers, was too risqué for some viewers.
In total, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received 103 complaints from outraged people who thought the lyrics and choreography were too sexualized, with some going so far as to compare the show to pornography, according to TMZ.
A viewer in California thought the performance resembled Kim Petras and Sam Smith’s performance at the 65th Grammy Awards in early February, which they held a grudge against.
“I don’t care what anyone loves, but children shouldn’t be exposed to pornography and as an adult I have no desire to view it,” the Golden State viewer wrote, adding, “Where has decency gone? What about respect for others and for oneself?
Outrage: Rihanna’s performance during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show received more than 100 complaints to the FCC who were outraged by the dance and sexualized lyrics, according to TMZ
FCC Complaints: ‘I don’t care what anyone loves, but children shouldn’t be exposed to pornography and as an adult I have no desire to view it,’ the California viewer wrote, adding: ‘Where has the decency? What about respect for others and for oneself?
Someone in the more conservative state of Utah was upset enough to complain that ‘the halftime show was so indecent that I had to turn off the television because of the pornographic content.’
While Rihanna, 35, who revealed she was pregnant through her performance, was the star of the show, many of the complaints were actually directed at her backup dancers’ alleged ‘overtly sexual dancing’, along with the content sexuality of some of his lyrics.
In fact, some of the complaints were from viewers who thought the dance moves “blatantly offensive and completely inappropriate for children.”
Due to her pregnancy, the Barbados native didn’t go all out with the dance, but still there were so-called onlookers who complained about how she ‘spread her butt cheek open in the crack’ and ‘rubbed her pants where her lips were three. times.’
The show began with a close-up of RiRi, who was dressed rather conservatively in a red jumpsuit that covered her entire body.
When the camera shots were pulled, it was revealed that she was high in the air at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Many of the dancers, who wore white full-body suits with hoods covering their heads, were also on their own small platforms suspended above the field where the Philadelphia Eagles had played to a 24-14 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs by half. time.
Rihanna had her hand near her crotch region on a few occasions, which seems to be part of the outrage of some viewers.
Big comeback: The show started with a close-up of RiRi, who was actually dressed rather conservatively in a red jumpsuit that covered her entire body, then pulled back to reveal her height in the air with some of her backup dancers .
Overly sexualized complaints: RiRi, who was pregnant at the time of her Super Bowl show, kept her dancing to a minimum, but some of her lyrics and some of her moves, where she had her hand near her crotch region, were targeted of criticism. some viewers
The target: Many of the viewers’ complaints were directed at the movements of her backup dancers, who wore full-body suits with hoods covering their heads.
The set list: The pop star went on to play parts of six songs from her catalog of hits, including the opening track B**** Better Have My Money, along with Where Have You Been, Only Girl (In The World ), We Found Love, rude boy and work
Wardrobe Malfunction: While the RiRi show garnered 103 FCC complaints, that’s a far cry from the 540,000 issued for Justin Timberlake and Janey Jackson’s performance during Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas in 2004.
The pop star went on to play parts of six songs from her catalog of hits, including the opening track B**** Better Have My Money, along with Where Have You Been, Only Girl (In The World), We Found Love ,Rude Boy. and work.
Many people would surely agree that Rihanna’s show was tame in comparison to Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s famous (or infamous) wardrobe malfunction at Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas in 2004.
The brief second that Jackson’s breast was exposed generated a whopping 540,000 complaints to the FCC, which is significantly more than those issued for last Super Bowl.
In the end, the Chiefs, led by Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, came back late to win Super Bowl LVII 38-35.