The FCC received 1,312 complaints about Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's Super Bowl halfime performance. One person from Wyoming called it "soft porn" and someone from Tennessee claimed to have "our eyes molested". A guy from Maine said it was "disgraceful". Complaints came in from every state except Vermont, with the most coming from Texas. Here are a few others:
My family was very excited to watch the Super Bowl tonight. However, I was not prepared to explain to my 11 yo daughter why Jennifer Lopez was dressed so scantily or why she kept grabbing her crotch. My daughter was asking if she was feeling sick from having so much skin showing. - Washington
The halftime show was disgusting. The close ups of J-Lo’s vagina and anus was yucky. There was a stripper pole and a simulated orgy. - Virginia
We live in eastern Kansas, but have no TV, thus took our 9 yo daughter to our local small-town sports bar to watch the game. She’s a farm girl, so understands sex, but could not stop asking “Mama, what’s all this?” Totally confused, and as she emerges into her young womanhood, absolutely abused. - Kansas
The halftime show was inappropriate and not kid friendly, you allowed a porn show on stage in front of millions of people. The camera man showed more vagina and butt numerous times and it was simply out of control and not for children. - New York
The Super Bowl is supposed to be a family friendly broadcast, not the place for ass shaking, crotch shots, stripper pole dancing, almost nude belly dancing, bondage ropes, sexual grimaces, singing about butts in Spanish, and sexual innuendos when millions of children are watching during prime time television. - California
Having to rush my children out of the room while the cameraman zoomed in on Jennifer Lopez silver thonged vagina was child abuse. Watching her thrust her butt into the man behind her, while her “tapped “ her was abuse. If my 6 year old does the same thing to another girl he will be sent home for sexual assault. This was supposed to be family friendly hour, this was a grotesque network abuse of air time. - Houston, Texas (source: SB Nation)
I genuinely wonder how these people make it through their everyday lives without being absolutely scandalized.
In comparison, only about 50 people filed complaints about Adam Levine's nipples during the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show.