We were all waiting for this:
This year’s Super Bowl LIV halftime performance featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira was extremely vulgar and nothing more than a striptease. The nearly naked performers were shaking their scantily clad rear ends and numerous other body parts. Shakira is known for her risqué hip movements, which were on full display during the performance. As if that wasn’t enough vulgarity, she added rope bondage to her dance routine, all while children were watching.
Lopez followed suit by grabbing her own crotch, gyrating all over the stage, and allowing men to rub their hands all over her body. Lopez also pole danced, as a nod to her role in the R-rated movie Hustlers, and incorporated stripper moves such as spread-leg squats, crotch shots, and a full view of her backside while bending over and wearing what looked like a thong. In fact, some are saying it was nothing more than a glitter maxi pad.
How are children supposed to learn about respect and dignity when this is what they see on the world’s biggest stage? Latin rapper Bad Bunny briefly joined them on stage, but he wasn’t the biggest surprise of the evening. The halftime performance went from pole dancing to a chorus of children singing and dancing alongside Lopez’s 11-year-old daughter, Emme. Children were shown in lit silhouette cages.
There were so many other music artists who could have performed and given a much cleaner and more appropriate performance. Many families watch the Super Bowl together, therefore, the halftime show should be family-friendly. Is it too much to ask for Super Bowl entertainment be suitable for fans of all ages? TAKE ACTION: Please sign the petition to the NFL and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell letting them know how disgusted you are with Super Bowl LIV’s halftime show.