More than 1,000 people really took time out of their lives to complain about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s jaw-dropping “WAP” performance at the Grammys.
The rappers performed the chart-topping single for the first time ever at the 63rd Grammys on 14 March, and immediately caused a stir with viewers.
Days after the event, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) estimated that the complaints numbered “80 or so“, but a month later they can confirm the ridiculous figure is far higher.
A lot of people were predictably uncomfortable with the song’s message of embracing female sexuality to the fullest – and presumably not all of them were Ben Shapiro.
Rolling Stone reports that one terrified viewer felt “violated” by the performance and “found myself crying myself to sleep wondering how this could be allowed on television”.
An unhappy person in Colorado said Megan and Cardi B performed “as if they were dancing in a strip club”. Meanwhile another viewer from Idaho said that “the outfits they were wearing and the movements they did were absolutely disgusting”.
One confused individual from Richmond, Texas was angry that Megan was dressed in a thong “and showed naked look alike legs”.
More than a few viewers suggested that CBS should “face very stiff penalties” for the provocative performance.
According to a Connecticut viewer, “the Grammys need to require the artist not to be performing any types of sexual acts and require clothes to stay on and not stripping down to bra and panties.”
And one person in California with an inordinate amount of time on their hands wanted to know exactly who they should contact “to file a lawsuit against the performers, the network, and any and all persons, corporations, etc who either directly or indirectly participated in this display of pornography”.
“If you do not do anything about this,” they added, “I will need to seek legal advice regarding any action I may take against you.”
Interestingly, the complaints amounted to slightly less than Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s halftime show at the Super Bowl last year, which caused the FCC to hear from over 1,312 disgruntled viewers.