This year’s Super Bowl lived up to the hype as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers fought until the very end. Not only did the game itself provide a few great moments, the halftime show was also quite entertaining.
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira sang all of their greatest hits at Hard Rock Stadium. Most people applauded the show on social media, but there was also a decent amount of fans that weren’t happy with how they conducted themselves.
In fact, the Federal Communications Commission received an absurd number of complaints about the halftime show. According to NBC, the FCC had to deal with 1,300 complaints from offended fans during the Super Bowl.
Most complaints were about the halftime show’s rating. Apparently people thought it deserved an R rating because of the dance moves and props that were on display.
Here’s additional information on the FCC complaints, via NBC:
The FCC received complaints from every state except Vermont, according to WFAA, which also found that the most objections — 140 — came from people in Texas. The station noted that some of the complaints released as part of the FCC’s response to its FOIA were duplicates, so it is unclear whether those viewers submitted the same complaint multiple times.
Judging off this information, it doesn’t sound like Texas residents are big fans of J-Lo or Shakira.
For comparison’s sake, the halftime show in 2019 featuring Adam Levine received 94 complaints.
Regardless of all these FCC complaints about the halftime show, the Super Bowl reeled in great ratings once again.