Skip to comments.Jennifer Lopez tells critics Super Bowl halftime wasn’t too sexy but a 'celebration of women'
Posted on 02/10/2020 9:29:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Latin pop artist Jennifer Lopez responded to critics who felt that her Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira was too sexy, saying the criticism is silliness and contending that the performance was a celebration of women."
Both of us are really respectful performers who are moms and have kids and are very conscious of what we do, Lopez told Variety. We [put on] a show that I believe was a celebration of women and our Latino culture that I think was really well reserved. And that small fraction of people who want to be negative about it, I cant even let in.
Thats honestly silliness, Lopez said, adding that the dance carried a message of standing up for yourself, being a woman.
Thats what I want to pass on to little girls everything about you be proud of it. Im very proud of the performance that night.
Featuring several of their most well-known songs from over the years, the two artists danced at Super Bowl LIV, which was held in Miami this year, with lots of hip-shaking and were at points barely clothed around stripper poles. Lopez's daughter also sang. Criticism followed.
Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, argued that "Latino culture was not celebrated during the Pepsi Halftime Show; it was exploited."
"Funny how in this #MeToo era, entertainers seem to vie to be as naked and as sexual as possiblenot on a directors couchbut in front of over a hundred million sets of eyes. J-Lo, Shakira, Pepsi and the NFL let down a generation of girls and boys who deserve so much better than the fake feminism on full display Sunday night," he said.
John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, called this year's performance "by far the raciest halftime since Beyonce."
"In the midst of our cultures ubiquitous calls to protect kids and women from abuse and harassment, especially in this #MeToo era, we pretend that as long as we call it 'art' or 'female empowerment,' that this sort of overt sexualization will magically have none of the consequences we now complain about," Stonestreet said.
Some compared the performance with some social scourges and sex trafficking that frequently occurs at major sporting events.
We wonder why the Super Bowl is a hotbed of sex trafficking...meanwhile we applaud for literal pole dancing during the halftime show. Degrading women has tragic cultural consequences, commented One American News Network host Liz Wheeler.
Kristen Ruby, a commentator and president of Ruby Media Group, tweeted, You call it dancing and entertainment. I call it what it is: softcore porn. Our society is really crumbling.
The show she put on would be condemned by her if it was in a Times Square skin joint.....................
Use to be Feminist were on fire about “ Not Objectifying Women”
Apparently now portraying women as strippers is “uplifting”?
so a woman acting like a porno slut onstage telling everyone she wasn’t acting like a porno slut-
Jenifer- You acted like a slut- own it- stop lying- we’re sick of your liberal lies-
Why do women like this insist on showing their “stuff” and demand we not look?
Hey husbands, try that line the next time you want to sneak out to the stripclub, “I’m just celebrating women.”
Nothing says women empowerment like a stripper pole!
Its empowering for women to do it but sexist if men watch too intently.
Apparently now portraying women as strippers is uplifting?
They're literally just making it up as they go along.
"I just have to look good, I don't have to be clear," in the words of Don Henley.
It can’t do a 11 year old boy any good watching his mother half nude gyrating on a pole in front of fifty million people. His classmates won’t be kind.
It was a like a Disney salute to Latino Strippers.
glad I had to work and didn’t catch one second of the superbowl.......and I don’t feel one bit deprived....rather be around the sick and dying than that trash....
The show was 1/3 of Santa’s favorite greeting, if you ask me. Thank goodness for the Puppy Bowl!
It was also a movie tie-in to her current movie.
It probably did lift more than one pants front.
We foods like strippers, we just don’t think they’re appropriate for a family football show.
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