The biggest night in the sporting calendar arrived once again last month.
The Kansas City Chiefs took on the Francisco 49ers in the 54th annual Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
But we all know that the Super Bowl is as much as about the music as it is football, and the long-awaited half-time show performance by J-Lo and Shakira got everyone talking, and not in a good way.
Keep scrolling to learn why 1,300 complaints were made about the singer’s performances…
And the show marked the first time the music icons have performed on stage together.
“Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the halftime show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl,” Jennifer Lopez said.
“And now it’s made even more special not only because it’s the NFL’s 100th season, but also because I am performing with a fellow Latina. I can’t wait to show what us girls can do on the world’s biggest stage.”
And their performance got everyone talking.
Anticipation was sky high and it seems everyone has been saying the same thing about the pair’s long-awaited performance – and let’s just say Twitter had a lot to say about it!
Because these women are absolute icons.
One of the greatest mysteries of our time, perhaps?
Truly representing in the best possible way.
We see no difference.
And how the 2 Goddesses haven’t aged at all.
Contender for greatest song in the world?
Just on how damn good the performance was as a whole.
But there’s no denying that the performance was slightly on the raunchy side…
And it’s not hard to see why.
There was a lot of grinding, twerking, and explicit dance moves.
Not everyone was impressed with the X-rated performance.
Especially with children watching the “family-friendly” performance.
And he plans on suing the NFL because he now believes he is no longer going to heaven after watching J-Lo and Shakira.
And he is a pretty intense Christian activist who feels that J-Lo and Shakira’s performance was very un-holy.
He wasn’t happy about it…
Appearing on his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast a few weeks ago, Daubenmire threatened to sue the NFL for broadcasting unsolicited “crotch shots” during the halftime show.
Daubenmire feels the performance was completely unnecessary and inappropriate…
“I think we ought to sue. Would that halftime show, would that have been rated PG? Were there any warnings that your twelve-year-old son – whose hormones are just starting to operate – was there any warning that what he was going to see might cause him to get sexually excited?” he said angrily.
“I think we ought to go sit down in a courtroom and present this as evidence of how whoever [put on the halftime show] is keeping me from getting into the kingdom of Heaven,” he went on to say.
“Could I go into a courtroom and say, ‘Viewing what you put on that screen put me in danger of hellfire’? Could the court say, ‘That doesn’t apply here because the right to [produce] porn overrides your right to [not] watch it’? Yeah, well, you didn’t tell me I was gonna watch it,” he explained.
“You just brought it into my living room. You didn’t tell me there were gonna be crotch shots! That’s discriminatory against the value I have in my house. You can’t just do that. I wanna sue them for about $867 trillion.”
Yes, he’s the only one attempting to sue the NFL, but a lot of viewers filed complaints about the singer’s performance.
There were a lot of complaints…
According to CNN, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received 1,312 complaints from viewers who had something to say about the halftime show.
And they all said they felt their children were exposed to a “porno show” because of the women’s seductive dance moves and revealing outfits.
And some people were upset that no public warnings were given before the show, which one viewer said was less a musical act than an “X-rated strip club performance.”
“Jennifer Lopez’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show was extremely explicit and completely unacceptable for an event where families including children are watching,” a Utah viewer said.
“I had to send my children out of the room so that they weren’t exposed to something they should not have seen.”
“What are you teaching young girls?” a Wisconsin viewer said. “Dance around half-naked to make men excited then claim #MeToo for harassment? It’s ok 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?”
But was it really bad enough to receive this volume of complaints?
Only time will tell, and make sure to stay tuned for further updates.