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Super Bowl halftime show with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira draws more than 1,300 complaints to FCC

The Super Bowl halftime show was too hot for some Americans to handle.

The Federal Communications Commission fielded more than 1,300 complaints about Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s scintillating show, according to the agency.

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“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,” a peeved football fan in Tennessee wrote in a complaint published by the FCC. “God forbid we expected to watch football and a quick concert but instead had our eyes molested.”

J.Lo and Shakira’s racy, skin-filled performance was widely hailed as a smashing success on Super Bowl Sunday, with impressed commentators calling it a heart-warming and inclusive celebration suffused with Latino flavor.

Lopez, 50, pulled out “Jenny from the Block.” Shakira’s hips never lied while she sang favorites including “Whenever, Wherever,” which promptly soared to the top of the iTunes charts.

But not all were impressed.

An Ohio minister said he intended to sue the NFL over the Feb. 2 event, claiming Lopez and Shakira, 43, were wading into pornographic territory with their outfits and gyrating dance moves. And large volumes of viewers hit the FCC with their grievances, too.

“I applaud Shakira and Jennifer Lopez for being in amazing shape and having great voices, but that show was 100% about sex,” a Virginia viewer wrote to the FCC.

Dallas-area TV news station WFAA reported on the complaints Monday, after obtaining them through a Freedom of Information Act request.

On Wednesday, the FCC declined to comment on the complaints in an email to the Daily News, but confirmed that they numbered more than 1,300.

“Pornographic,” complained an Arizona resident the night of the Super Bowl. “Should never be allowed on tv.”

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  1. Personally I did not think the halftime show was too Rickey. I don’t think it was appropriate for football halftime show. Young children and families watch sports not to be forced to see pole dancing and the likes. Sorry Not appropriate !!!!!

  2. I totally agree that the halftime show was inappropriate! I LOVE football, had to endure the whole Kaepernik fiasco and we are finally getting back to just watching the game and then this ridiculous over-the-top halftime show. I like both performers and have no problem with their performances in the proper setting where you are expecting it, but how can you sit with your family and your children and their friends trying to explain pole dancing? What the heck is happening to America where sexual gyrations, bottom smacking and risqué clothing has become mainstream?

  3. i also felt Shakira and Jenifer Lopez wore inappropriate clothing and performed burlesque type acts for a televised football game where children are present. I can imagine those types of performances somewhere in Vegas or a concert with paying fans. I’m definitely no prude but was embarrassed for the parents whose children were watching the sexual innuendo dance moves! Come on.. do we really need these types of shows in a football halftime?!

  4. C Frederick Koopmann

    The show was risqué but Lopez and Shakira were superb and very athletic. The 1300 who complained were less than 1/10 of 1 percent of the millions who watched. If these viewers were offended they could have turned the tv off for halftime.

  5. I liked the Jennifer and Shakira Show. It was exactly what I expected.

  6. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS (APPALLING )!! I HAVE TURNED AWAY FROM MY BELOVED SPORT OF FOOTBALL SIMPLY BECAUSE A PREVERTED COMMISSIONER. NOW YOU TELL ME I HAVE TO WATCH YOUR ENTERTAINERS ON THE HALFTIME SEGMENT STRUTTING AROUND LIKE NYMPHS ON STEROIDS. NO THANK YOU. I STOPPED WATCHING TV A YEAR OR SO AGO BECAUSE OF THE ELITIST BS NOW I CAN’T EVEN WATCH MY FAVORITE SPORT WHICH IS FOOTBALL. I HAVE BEEN A BEARS FAN ALL MY LIFE BUT NO MORE. I STILL LOVE MY BEARS AND WOULD LOVE TO CONTINUE TO WATCH THE. BUT BECAUSE I FEEL THE COMMISSIONER HAS PUT HIS SPIN ON KNEELING I HAVE LOST ALL RESPECT FOR HIM. I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN, BUT KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS OUT OF OUR SPORTS. YOU WANT TO RANT, GO RENT SOME HALL AND INVITE WHOM EVER YOU CHOSE . I DON’T WATCH FOOTBALL TO WITNESS ANYTHING ABOUT YOU. YOU ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT IN MY LIFE, I WATCHED BECAUSE I LOVE FOOTBALL. I AM DONE BEING TOLD I HAVE TO WATCH THIS DISGUSTING BS. I DON’T WATCH TV ANYMORE PERIOD…

  7. I agree it was too risqué for family viewing. You thrust sexual moves onto young viewing eyes and left us parents the terrible task of criticizing the sexual innuendos. I don’t watch pole dancing and I won’t allow my kids to view any PG movies. You shamelessly revealed acts never allowed for my girls who are teens to watch. I am shocked JL forced fed these actions on her young children’s viewing so what kind of morality is she teaching? I think Hollywood has gone too far in inappropriate sexual acts and it’s time to turn to a past era of morality and modesty. Costumes, actions and songs shriek out of control, and frankly I am sick of it. If this exposure continues, well the super bowl lost a lot of patrons.

  8. I agree. If we want to sit down and watch the Super Bowl with family and, often times with younger family members, live porn should be left behind closed doors. Please, there are still many of us who prefer a halftime break without feeling uncomfortable with its content…. and it leaves us wondering what on God’s green earth they will be offering up next year, as this year’s show wasn’t much of a leap from an X-rated movie!!

  9. Halftime shows used to be marching bands, everyone could watch. Over the years it’s turned into a spectacle. Jenn Lopez and Shakira have great voices, they are SUPPOSED to be role models for millions of little girls, they claim to be part of a girls/ women’s movement to further women’s equality, but they shake their butts and bodies, look like hookers on stripper poles, appear half naked, so how far have they really come?? They are taking women’s equality back to where women were hookers as they thought that was only way to earn money. Way to go JLo and Shakira, and Beyonce does same thing. You want to further women’s equality, start acting like women who actually ate good role models and stop acting like hoochies. Girls and women have worked too hard and come too far for you all to F it up.

  10. I said at the time it was on that it was too risqué’ for a family event, which is what the Super Bowl is. I’m not a prude by any means, it was just not an appropriate theme for this event.

  11. It is about time a decision was handed down using common sense! The Dems are finally finding out that if they don’t get their way on an issue, they can’t just run to the courts (so many filled with liberal judges before) and have them do it for them. Under Donald Trump’s watchful eye, judges who follow the Constitution as their guide in adjudicating cases are being appointed over those who adjudicate along political lines!! Thank God!

    IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU’D PRINT IT THIS TIME! OR ARE YOU A FAR LEFTY TRYING TO STIFLE FREE SPEECH?

  12. It was repulsive lesbian pornography.
    My wife & I were so disgusted we turned it off & didn’t even watch the rest of the game.

  13. O STOP CRYING IT THE SUPER BOWL AND 1300 SO WHAT SHE LOOK GREAT FOR HER AGE !

    • I agree. I say if you got it, flaunt it. Today you don’t have to get up to change the channel, just push a button. Some people are not happy, unless they’re complaining about something. Get over yourselves, and get a life.

    • Who gives a flying fk how she looks? Shes a latino HO and represented the Latinos over sexed immoral ways of life. Tight clothes on weather girls is another example. These low IQ people think sex is the highest order. Like blacks they overpopulated their own circumstances. Sex is cool in it’s own place. A TV lap dance is an inapproprite place for broadcast TV. Obnoxious portrayal of women who been bitchin about sexism over and over again. Make up our minds women.

  14. So now you are stifling free speech!! TAKE MY NAME OFF YOUR PATHETIC WEBSITE e-MAIL LIST!!

  15. If you want to see strippers go to a strip joint! I turned channels due to my impressionable children. What kind of example are these skanks setting for these children.

  16. Didn’t realize that tv was going into inappropriate shows the show for halftime was and is totally not made for family viewing . It time to get back morals w omen wonder why they restock could it be because of this kind shows a nd outfits

  17. O.K., So J Lo looks great for her age! However, I found the half-time performance to be DISGUSTING, especially for a family audience! As a mother and grandmother, I couldn’t believe she added her own young daughter into the mix! Some “Role Model”, J LO!!!!!!!!

  18. I believe if you have it, flaunt it. I thought it was a great show by both of them

  19. Super Bowl halftime show was a performance of classical burlesque with tail wagging, crotch grabbing and plenty of pelvic thrusts. It seems the message is that recreational and casual sexual activity is a very important value and that women are anxious to participate. Perhaps that message could have been a bit more subtle.

  20. That’s what the remote is for,change the channel,but most who complained watched the entire show.

  21. The show was vulgar and disgusting She spread her legs and humped to the camera The show referred to pole dancing, sexual acts, bondage with the rope Awful This show should be entertaining not a sex act Will not be watching the game or the show next year!!

  22. My complaint was the young children on the stage early on when they were sitting to see this when J Lo touched her vagina before she came down the pole. And she did it many times. Then to find out later that the kids on the stage represented kids in cages, which we cannot seem to have anything these days that do not disrespect the president. No furor when Obama did this. I think it was over the top for sexy moves, gyrations and the like and there have been a lot more Super Bowl shows with a lot more family origins and music themes.

  23. In all future Super Bowl ad NFL broadcasts I will record and watch 30 min later, allowing me to erase ALL commercials and half time shows. Plus I will shorten my TV viewing time.
    I urge all viewers to do the same.

  24. I have watched all seasons of Dancing With the Stars. The costumes and sexy dancers are almost equally the same as the Half Time Show. I admit there were a few unwarranted crotch shots. It probably wasn’t an appropriate half time show on TV, but it wasn’t the worst I’Ve ever seen. And I know that almost any kid today can go on line and see much worse.

  25. Old Hags are so dry they need a quart of Vaseline just to accept the smallest Bernie Bro sausage….!

  26. This is a sad moment for the all of us, women and men. I thought that show was all about sex and look at me and all my sexy stuff. I did not have to think; that halftime show was NOT for children. I had to ask my young children to leave the room because watching sports is reasonable but not a sex show for kids. I also thought about the ladies movement. You want to be respected but then what are you telling everyone when you’re showing off, shaking your skin and pole dancing for who? What was the reason for that at a halftime show? You want guys to see you pole dancing for the things they like or is that what you like to do. If you want that movement of guys to stop seducing girls then you have to stop those kind of shows in order to show them that ladies don’t want to be seduced. You, The Ladies, want respect then I am for all of that if you want respect, yes, everyone deserves respect! So, I am sorry but your halftime show was NOT appropriate at all!!!

  27. When it was announced before the Super Bowl that these 2 would be on at half time didn’t EVERYONE think that this was going to be a Porn Flick or did everyone think that this was going to be a Walt Disney show. People even the dumbest fools new what was going to happen. Don’t only blame them, you should blame yourselves also the show promoters .

  28. I’m still NOT WATCHING the NFL because of their KNEELING during the National Anthem…
    They seem to have lost ALL RESPECT for America, and our VALUES…
    The path they chose is NOT the path for American families…
    Guess I will CONTINUE MY BOYCOTT of the NFL…
    Semper Fi

  29. I agree that the half time show was sexually oriented bordering on pornography, thereby unfit for families, especially young children!

  30. What happened to my post? It appears you are stifling free speech.

  31. I thought your halftime show was disgusting!!!! What is wrong with you people!! It wasn’t even good
    No thanks !!!

  32. The half time show was one of the worst I have ever seen. Definitely not family orientated.
    I would have rather seen a good marching band preform than have sexual orientated one. To me it is the lowest down immoral that shows what the Hollywood left and liberals has on their minds.

  33. Crystal Anne Mourad

    A simple solution for those offended is Turn the TV OFF! Nobody is forcing you to watch!

  34. I thought the halftime show was to sexy for children. And it offended adults as well. The halftime show is supposed to be family oriented not a strip club act. It was all about sex and being sexy. Either performance was appropriate or even represents any kind of respect to young girls or women. How about the effects it had on our young boys and men who think this how women are represented. Shame on the NFL and shame on performers. I give this a R rating. Clean it up.

  35. Prime example of what TV has become. Station managers and owners don’t care about morals anymore it’s all about the money. Shocking stories bring in the money. And if you don’t want to see bullying at its best don’t watch the news.

  36. J-Lo coming down the pole was a little much. Her daughter being there wasn’t good either. I saw nothing wrong with Shakira’s performance. If u didn’t like the halftime show u should’ve just turned the channel or turn the tv off. What’s so hard about that? People with any smarts should’ve known the halftime show would be somewhat suggestive.

  37. I can’t believe all you whining people are actually serious about the half time show being to risqué for sensitive eyes, give me a break. There was no difference that what families watch every week on Dancing With The Stars! Just a bunch of right wing hypocrites , listening to the likes of your sick right wing radio hosts. Grow the hell up, there was nothing wrong with that show!

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