Jennifer Lopez’s and Shakira’s performance during the Super Bowl halftime show is still generating controversy.
Some Americans did not think it was appropriate for a family event.
But the truth about the Super Bowl halftime show is even more outrageous than you think.
You can probably flip a coin whether the Super Bowl will be competitive or not. Last year’s, between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams was quite possibly the biggest yawn fest in recent memory, maybe of all time.
But several years ago, we had the greatest Super Bowl comeback of all time when Tom Brady led his New England Patriots trailing 28-3 in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons to a victory that nobody thought was possible.
It really can be an either/or scenario. However, this year’s Super Bowl ended yet again in another wild finish. The Kansas City Chiefs were down 20-10 in the fourth quarter and then Patrick Mahomes led a comeback to make the final score 31-10.
But the game wasn’t the only entertaining part of the vent; Jeep’s Bill Murray “Groundhog’s Day,” Hyundai’s “Smaht Cah” and Mountain Dew’s “The Shining” commercial featuring Bryan Cranston as Jack Torrance – were some of the best comedic commercials we’ve seen recently. Also, of course, there were the dueling ads between President Trump and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
And the Super Bowl Halftime Show, featuring a 50-year-old Jennifer Lopez and 43-year-old Shakira, was one of the most eye-popping performances we’ve ever seen given the sexual nature of it. The aging American pop icons returned to the biggest stage to flaunt their bodies, shake their butts, and sing old hits in front of over 100 million people.
On top of that, there were massive political and social implications.
Headliner Jennifer Lopez claimed that the message of the scantily clad halftime show was all about “working moms and single mothers” during a Super Bowl party.
Lopez began by speaking to a large crowd saying, “I was happy to stand up there with Shakira, two working moms who did one of the best Super Bowl shows of all time.”
And Lopez added, “I know how special it is to you that I hold up an American flag, I hold up a Puerto Rican flag, and have my daughter sing with me. And to represent women, and single moms, and working moms,” she said, adding that women can do “anything they want to do. “And that’s what I want to teach my daughter, that’s what I want them to see, strong independent women who speak up for themselves.”
No, men gawked. There’s nothing “independent women” about that kind of sexualization for the purposes of high television ratings.
Again, they both wore practically nothing and Jennifer Lopez pole danced, which was what her character from “The Hustle,” did in the movie.
That’s not exactly a good role model code for young women, is it?
They politicized the halftime show too by putting kids in illuminated cages, which is clearly a direct criticism towards President Trump’s administration.
Of course, they used America’s biggest televised event to shade this administration when the reality is that the catastrophe at the Southern border was going on under former President Obama’s.