Outraged fans have slammed Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s sexy Super Bowl performance with 1,300 complaints, comparing the ‘crotch grabbing’, ‘risque dancing’ and ‘exposed skin’ to ‘soft porn’.
Shakira and J-Lo performed the much-hyped half-time show at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, in front of a star-studded crowd earlier this month.
The lively performance – which received more viewership than the game – saw the pop stars belly dancing and pole-spinning in skimpy outfits.
But the act 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) performing onstage during the Super Bowl LIV half-time show at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s half-time show featured too much ‘extreme booty shaking’ for some viewers
Viewers claimed they had to ‘shield their children’s eyes’ and branded the up-close shots of the stars as ’embarrassing’, according to to freedom of information responses collected by WFAA.
Some complaints referred to ‘extreme booty shaking’, ‘pole dancing’ and moaned about ‘S&M outfits’.
Others said the show was ‘soft porn’ that there was ‘too much skin exposed’.
One of the more strongly-worded complains moaned that their eyes had been ‘molested’.
The viewer from Spring Hill, Tennessee, wrote: ‘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.’
Super Bowl LIV drew 102 million total viewers on Fox and all its platforms.
The half-time show complaints received by the FCC represent one one-thousandth of a per cent of all viewers, according to the commission.
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez at Super Bowl LIV
A viewer in Athol, Idaho, complained: The crotch shots, risque dancing and the pole dancing was better suited for an adults- only after party than a show that millions of children were watching.
‘I was streaming it from my ipad on an airplane, and the dancing was so suggestive that not only did I not let my own kids watch, but I tried to shield it from the view of other nearby child passengers.’
Some complaints said the half-time show was ‘NOT even remotely family friendly’.
One wrote: ‘No pole dancing, no nudity, no crotch grabbing, no indecent costumes. Just good music. Could be inspirational or uplifting or even patriotic.’
A viewer in Emporia, Kansas, said: ‘SuperBowl is family viewing, not a stripper-men’s club show. The lack of clothing, gyrations, crotch holding, and up-close camera views of Jennifer Lopez’s crotch and butt were offensive.’
While one moaned about JLo ‘humping a stipper pole while dancers had an ogry’ underneath her.
The NFL fan in Deer Park, Washington, wrote: ‘I thought it was disgusting when a 50 year old woman ripped off her skirt to show a dental floss sized strap to cover her vagina. Then the camera people zoomed in on it for the entire show.
‘If that isn’t enough she proceeded to hump a stipper pole while dancers had an ogry under her.’
Another in Lehi, Utah, added: ‘The half time performance showed a woman’s bare buttocks, dancing on a striptease pole in an inappropriately revealing costume, dancers simulating sex, and Jennifer Lopez appearing to stroke her crotch.
‘Totally obscene and wrong for the millions of children and teens viewing. I was disgusted and outraged. Please monitor the content more carefully.’
By comparison, the Super Bowl half-time show in 2004 that featured Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction saw 540,000 complaints in the weeks after the live broadcast.