Skip to comments.Was Beyoncé's Racy Super Bowl Outfit Too Much? Parents' Backlash Over 'Trampy' Stage Costume
Posted on 02/04/2013 4:14:24 PM PST by drewh
Beyoncé's daring leather ensemble at the Super Bowl last night has sparked anger from some parents who believe it was too racy for prime time television. Several viewers took to Facebook and other social networking websites to suggest that the performer's costume, by fashion designer Rubin Singer, looked a little too 'S&M'. Beyoncé was 'over the top trampy,' according to one mother commenting on the Today show's Facebook page. 'I was embarrassed to watch it with my 9 year old son,' she wrote.
Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham tweeted sarcastically: 'Very family-friendly dancing S&M by Beyonce. What every girl shd aspire to. #waronwomen [sic].'
And an angered Huffington Post reader wrote: 'This is a family event - did the woman need to dress like a harlot???'
'This is a family event - did the woman need to dress like a harlot?' However overall reception of her costume was positive, with viewers and fans praising it as fierce and sexy, a testament to her girl power attitude. And many were shocked to discover that the brains behind the pop star's jaw-dropping leather getup did not belong to a big-name label, but to the relatively new and unknown New York-based designer, Rubin Singer. 'I have to tell you, this is a moment,' Mr Singer, 34, told The New York Times. 'It's the biggest moment of my career.'
The designer's creation included a black plunging leather bodysuit fashioned with strips of engineered python, paneled iguana, silk, plastic and leather, with insets of black lace. The ensemble also featured a motorcycle jacket with padded shoulders and a leather flounce skirt which Beyoncé ripped off early in the show, revealing a ruffled Chantilly lace skirt.
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She is what she is.....Didn’t she just do a bit on trailer trash??
Well she is a tramp.
Watch Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade on Labor Day and you’ll find 10 year olds with skimpier costumes
Ah, For the sweet innoncent days of Janet and Justin.
The parents don’t care really, they should snoop around their kids’ belongings to see what they’re watching and listening to.
Just about every year people complain about a Superbowl ad, or half time, as scuzzy and not suitable for family viewing.
And just about every year more and more people seem to tune in. Drudge says this was the most watched Superbowl ever. As long as that holds true, they’ll probably keep doing what comes naturally to these scuzzy Hollywood types.
I’m sure Sen. Menendez thought it was just fine.
Well, she is a tramp. What did they expect? Why does this shock anyone?
I’m not a football fan so I didn’t watch. I do look for the ads afterward but that’s about it.
One of my party guests said, while Beyonce was gyrating, “All right already! We know you have a crotch!”
...and a pretty faceWe've come a long way...
and a pony tail hanging down
That wiggle in the walk and giggle in the talk
Makes the world go round.
Doesn’t this happen every year? Just turn it off.
The halftime Superbowl shows are a reflection of American society. I tuned out the Superbowl years ago, but can’t do that with the rest of society.
Made all the fuses and/or circuit breakers blow, didn’t it?
The mistake was turning everything back on.
Underwear Sex Dancer. There are a lot of these. Pretty face. No talent. Pitch correct voice. All that is required is good looks and a willingness to show it all. The fall of rome via sattelite.
She is representative of American society and American women, - the US and the rest of the world.
There’s no getting around that.
“...strips of engineered python, paneled iguana...”
Sounds like the leftover stuff you fish out of a dumpster behind an ethnic restaurant in NYC.
Well....lots happens DURING HALFTIME>...including people ignoring it....making bathroom visits, etc.
Having said that, what she did and does is Not "music".
I would much rather have seen Bonnie Raitt or a thousand other acts.
Harriet said where is David and Ricky?
She is such a mediocre singer....thus the reason she dresses like a whore and gyrates her private parts to make up the difference. She is incredibly overrated.
And anyone wasted their time watching the half time show?
I don’t watch TV at all, except for an occasional movie on DVD. With a few exceptions, such as the 9/11 reports, I haven’t watched it for about 20 years, I think.
Back in Connecticut about 20 years ago we used to go to a neighbor’s for the annual superbowl party. I didn’t care that much about the game, but we went for the food and company.
Anyway, they certainly won’t clean up TV or make it more intelligent unless they think the ratings point that way. Maybe not even then.
Didn’t see it. I stopped watching football when they fired Tom Landry.
Im sure Sen. Menendez thought it was just fine.”
...nah. 25 years too old.
I haven’t bothered to watch a Super Bowl half-time show since U2. There’s really nothing to see (or that I want to).
the trampy costume was the only part of the crappy halftime show I liked
she would have corrected me. where are.
Actually, I think she is a pretty good singer....when she just sings. She doesn’t need all the flash and trash. She can actually sing.
Didn’t care for the half-time show at all. Only watched a few minutes then enjoyed talking to friends about Phil’s win at the Phoenix!
It’s not just the coverage, it’s the style. We’re talking black leather and lace here. The calibrations between wholesomely flirty and slutty can get pretty fine, but I think the S&M vibe pushes this into the slutty category.
I always figured half time was for cleaning up and checking the other channels.
I always figured half time was for cleaning up and checking the other channels.
“Racy”? “Trampy”? I just thought it was stupid. I thought it was a stupid-looking outfit that made her look stupid. I’ve heard she’s actually a nice girl.
This woman is a VERY mediocre singer and so overuses a flashy backup show and the same gyrations over and over again masquarading as dancing in hopes that people won’t notice how average her voice is. Her voice is just not particularly special.
Whitney Houston could actually sing and had amazing talent!
They still play the Super Bowl?
Michelle Obama worships her. That about says it all.
“Yeah, I was waiting for the pole dance......”
You won’t have to wait long.
In our “culture” it will happen soon enough.
My wife kept asking me why I was tossing dollar bills at the tv......
We didn’t watch it. This is the current culture of most of our society. It’s sad. Too many are fascinated by those who not only have no talent, but who use the basest of instincts to make money. The NFL should be ashamed.
So glad I don’t watch this trash.
Beyonce is a tramp.
Sorry, but these parents should take some initiative and TURN THE SUPERBOWL OFF when these things start. If you want them to stop putting garbage on T.V., just switch it off when they perform. These people live on ratings. T.V. has definitely become a corrupting influence in America, not that I’m against free speech, but its crap like this that has spearheaded the sexualization of young kids. It should be pointed out.
total waste of time
Beyond Passe’ ...is a no talent hack. I don’t trust her voice since the advent of Auto Tune pitch correcting software. I don’t trust any of it since Auto-Tune became operative in 1997. It can make your 90 year old grandmother sound like a 20 year old opera diva.
Add to Beyond Passe’ any one of the tramps and whores that we have seen since 1997 to the list of zero talent wenches to disgrace themselves. Look at Ms. Spears. There’s not a speck of talent in the woman, and yet every stripper thought she was/could be her.
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