Shakira and J-Lo's 'extreme booty-shaking' Super Bowl act receives 1,300 FCC complaints: 'It was soft porn'
Earlier this month, Shakira and J-Lo performed at the highly anticipated half time show at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, in front of a star-studded audience
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira sparked a major backlash after their sexy Super Bowl half-time performance, with around 1,300 complaints about "crotch-grabbing," "risque dancing," and "exposed skin" that viewers likened to "soft porn."
Earlier this month, Shakira and J-Lo performed at the highly anticipated half time show at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, in front of a star-studded audience, CNN reports.
The pop sensations were seen in the lively performance dancing and pole-spinning while leaving almost nothing to the imagination.
However, the act — which received more viewership than the game -- was hit with around 1,300 complaints that viewers filed with the Federal Communications Commission after the broadcast on February 2.
In the complaints -- which were collected by the WFAA as freedom of information responses -- viewers branded the up-close shots of the stars as "embarrassing" and bemoaned how they had to "shield their children's eyes" during the performance.
Some viewers also complained about "S&M outfits," "extreme booting shaking," and "pole dancing."
Meanwhile, others deemed the act as "soft porn" as there was "too much skin exposed."
One viewer went so far as to say their eyes had been "molested."
"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," the viewer, from Spring Hill, Tennessee, wrote. "God forbid we expected to watch football and a quick concert but instead had our eyes molested."
While Super Bowl LIV garnered a total of 102 million viewers on Fox and all its outlets, the FCC noted that the half-time show complaints they received represented one one-thousandth of a percent of all viewers.
"The crotch shots, risque dancing, and the pole dancing were better suited for an adults-only after party than a show that millions of children were watching," one viewer from Athol, Idaho complained. "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 others complained that the jaw-dropping performance was "NOT even remotely family-friendly."
"No pole dancing, no nudity, no crotch-grabbing, no indecent costumes. Just good music. Could be inspirational or uplifting or even patriotic," one commented.
"SuperBowl is family viewing, not a stripper-men's club show," another viewer in Emporia, Kansas said. "The lack of clothing, gyrations, crotch holding, and up-close camera views of Jennifer Lopez's crotch and butt were offensive."