Shakira and Jennifer Lopez gave a historic halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl, but not everyone celebrated the performance. As it turns out, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received 1,312 outraged complaints from viewers, CNN reports.
The performance saw the pop stars belly dancing and pole-spinning, dance moves that have drawn eye-roll-inducing comparisons to a “porno show” or an “X-rated strip club performance.” According to the report, some suggested the show “encouraged sex trafficking.”
Viewers complained that the show contained too much “lower buttocks, abdomen, and cleavage” and claimed they had to “shield their children’s eyes.” A viewer from Tennessee wrote: “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. God forbid we expected to watch football and a quick concert but instead had our eyes molested.”
Many were upset that no public warnings were given before the show and threatened to boycott Pepsi and the NFL altogether.
While these strongly-worded objections seem extreme, it’s worth keeping in mind that the Super Bowl LIV averaged 102 million viewers, so the number of complaints received by the FCC represents less than one-thousandth of a percent of all viewers.