The Super Bowl LIV halftime show starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira reportedly spurred more than 1,300 Federal Communications Commission complaints — with some comparing the performance to a “porno show” or “strip club act.”
The complaints, which were obtained by WFAA, were filed from viewers in 49 states, most of whom didn’t approve of the performance that featured Shakira twerking and J.Lo twisting around a pole in skimpy outfits.
One critic from Illinois, who lodged a complaint the morning after the Feb. 2 game, was appalled that the “disgusting and offensive” performance was aired while minors were watching.
“How can they put this on when children are watching? It was like a porno show,” the complaint read.
Another viewer from Michigan filed a complaint before the game even concluded.
“How is a strip club act allowed as a half time show on the biggest watched game of the year?” said the complaint.
Another viewer from Tennessee likened the halftime show to content seen on X-rated TV.
“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,” they wrote.
The most complaints came from Texas, where nearly 140 were filed with the FCC, the report said.
Vermont, meanwhile, was the only state with no complaints filed, the report said.