People will be speaking about the Super Bowl LIV halftime show for an extended time, but not for good reasons. Singers Jennifer Lopez-Shakira’s halftime show was offensive for young viewers and adults to watch. In essence, the performance was like viewing a striptease act, with pole dancing and tongue-wagging. Need we say more? Unfortunately, there was more to see.
Why go to the strip club when you can watch the halftime show and J. Lo’s derrière? Worse is Lopez’s 11-year-old daughter, who was on stage with her, witnessing the crassness and probably believed the performance was just the norm.
Many of us watched and winced.
The FCC received over 1,500 grievances about the show and the following comments included:
“Jennifer Lopez’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show was extremely explicit and completely unacceptable for a event where families including children are watching,” a Utah viewer said. “I had to send my children out of the room so that they weren’t exposed to something they should not have seen.”
“My family was very excited to watch the Super Bowl tonight,” a viewer from Washington complained. “However, I was not prepared to explain to my [11-year-old] daughter why Jennifer Lopez was dressed so scantily or why she kept grabbing her crotch. My daughter was asking if she was feeling sick from having so much skin showing.”
“What are you teaching young girls?” a Wisconsin viewer said. “Dance around half-naked to make men excited then claim #MeToo for harassment? It’s ok to be some sexual being and shake your naked rear end and expose your crotch and dance on a pole in front of the world?”
The Founder of Blessings Through Action, Our Action Place and the Publisher of the Christian News Journal, Elaine Beck, watched the show with her family–and she was utterly blown away, ashamed and appalled by the nudity. “We have the opportunity to stand up and speak about how wrong this is,” she said. She also published the following video about the situation.
Here’s the full interview with BTA Founder and CNJ Publisher Elaine Beck
According to Fox, the Super Bowl garnered an estimated 102 million viewers with many of them watching the show. That’s a whole lot of people and children exposed to partial nudity during primetime.
The good news is Christians have a platform to make their voices heard via Blessings Through Action, Our Action Place and the Christian News Journal. As Christians, we are stronger together. When we’re linked together arm-and-arm, progress happens — our voices are heard in Hollywood, Washington, D.C., and hopefully the NFL for next year’s halftime show.