J-Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime show drew 1,300 complaints

Clémence Michallon
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez during the Super Bowl Halftime Show on 2 February 2020 in Miami, Florida: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime show drew more than 1,300 complaints from viewers.

The Federal Communications Commission received 1,312 complaints after the 2 February performance according to WFAA, which obtained the records through a Freedom of Information Act request, reports.

Complaints came from 49 states in the US – all but Vermont. Texas was the state with the most complaints, with a total of 140.

The complaints were filed with the Federal Communications Commission, a US government agency.

Overall, viewers griped about the perceived explicitness of the show, deeming it not family-friendly.

“The 54 Super Bowl Half Time Show with Shakira and JLos [sic] was disgusting. Their overly sexy dancing, full crotch shots, spreading their legs was tasteless,” one complaint reads.

“This was club dancing, not a show for a family-watched sporting event. They were performing at the Super Bowl Half Tim [sic], not giving a concert for their fans. I’m shocked their performances were allowed. This was offensive and tasteless.”

“There were people in lingerie doing pole dances on the Superbowl half-time show,” another complaint states. ”This is completely unacceptable and a poor reflection on our country.”

The 1,300 complaints are without comparison with the 540,000 received by the FCC after Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s 2004 performance, during which Jackson’s breast briefly became exposed.