Furious fans have smothered the sexy Super Bowl performance of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira with 1,300 complaints, comparing ‘cross-grabbing’, ‘risque dancing’ and ‘exposed skin’ with ‘soft porn’.
Shakira and J-Lo performed earlier this month in the much-hyped half-time show at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, in front of a star-studded crowd.
The lively show – which got more viewers than the game – saw the pop stars belly dance and pole turns in tight outfits.
But the law received 1,300 complaints filed with the Federal Communications Commission in the hours following the broadcast on February 2.
Shakira (left) and Jennifer Lopez (right) perform on stage during the Super Bowl LIV half-time show at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
The rest time of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez contained too many ‘extreme booty shakes’ for some viewers
Some viewers complained that the rest time contained too much ‘lower buttocks, abdomen and décolleté’
Viewers claimed to “protect the eyes of their children” and brand the close-up shots of the stars as “shameful,” according to the freedom of information responses collected by WFAA.
Some complaints related to ‘extreme booty shaking’, ‘pole dancing’ and complained about ‘S&M outfits’.
Others said the show was “soft porn” that “too much skin was exposed.”
One of the more formulated complaints complained that their eyes were ‘molested’.
The viewer from Spring Hill, Tennessee, wrote: “I don’t subscribe to The Playboy Channel, we don’t buy porn for $ 20 per movie, we just wanted to sit down as a family and watch the Super Bowl.
“God forbade us to expect football and a quick concert, but our eyes had molested instead.”
Super Bowl LIV attracted 102 million viewers in total on Fox and all its platforms.
According to the committee, the interim show complaints received by the FCC represent one thousandth of all viewers.
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez at Super Bowl LIV. Some viewers moaned that the show was “soft porn” that “too much skin was exposed”
A viewer moaned about JLo’s pole dancing and that she “actually wore a string”
One viewer compared the Super Bowl rest time show with Shakira (pictured above) with The Playboy Channel
A viewer in Athol, Idaho, complained: the cross-shots, risque dances and pole dancing were better suited for adults – only after the party than a show that millions of children watched.
“I streamed it from my ipad on a plane, and the dancing was so suggestive that I not only let my own kids look, but I tried to protect it from the sight of other nearby passengers.”
Some complaints said that the rest period was “not even family-friendly at a distance.”
One wrote: ‘No pole dancing, no nudity, no cross grabbing, no indecent costumes. Simply good music. Could be inspiring or uplifting or even patriotic. “
A viewer in Emporia, Kansas, said: “SuperBowl is watching the family, not a club show with stripper gentlemen. Jennifer Lopez’s lack of clothing, spinning around, holding the crotch and looking up close at the crotch and butt were offensive. “
Jennifer Lopez (photo) was criticized for “bumping a stripper pole while dancers were hungry” among her
Shakira performing during the rest time on the NFL Super Bowl game between the San Francisco 49ers and the leaders of the Kansas City
While someone moaned about JLo ‘humping a stripper pole while dancers had an ogry’ under her.
The NFL fan in Deer Park, Washington, wrote: “I felt disgusted when a 50-year-old woman pulled off her skirt to show a dental floss the size of a dental floss to cover her vagina. Then the camera people zoomed in on the entire show.
“If that is not enough, she proceeded to pound a footstool while the dancers were under her.”
Another in Lehi, Utah, added: “The half-time performance showed the bare buttocks of a woman dancing on a striptease pole in an inappropriate revealing costume, dancers simulating sex, and Jennifer Lopez who appears to be crossing her crotch to pet.
‘Totally obscene and wrong for the millions of children and teenagers who watch. I was disgusted and furious. Pay close attention to the content. “
For comparison: the Super Bowl rest time show in 2004 with the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction saw 540,000 complaints in the weeks following the live broadcast.