J-Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime show drew 1,300 complaints

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime show drew more than 1,300 complaints from viewers.

The Federal Communications Commission received 1,312 complaints after the 2 February performance according to WFAA, which obtained the records through a Freedom of Information Act request, reports.

Complaints came from 49 states in the US – all but Vermont. Texas was the state with the most complaints, with a total of 140.

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The complaints were filed with the Federal Communications Commission, a US government agency. 

Overall, viewers griped about the perceived explicitness of the show, deeming it not family-friendly.

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The stars of the Super Bowl halftime show glistened in gold and silver as they closed their performance, Shakira wearing an outfit complete with a cropped jacket, crop top, tassles and trainers, and Jennifer Lopez in a stunning bodysuit, with silver embellishments going down her leg.

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Shakira was a vision in red as she opened the show with her 2009 song ‘She Wolf’, surrounded by a horde of dancers similarly clad in scarlet ensembles.

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The singer transitioned into a crop top and skirt combo as she performed a solo belly dancing routine, before being joined by her dancers to sing her hit 2001 track ‘Whenever, Wherever’.

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Lopez began her portion of the show standing on a pole, in reference to her opening scene in Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers. The singer wore a billowing, pink skirt with a leather, cut-out, studded bodysuit and matching thigh-high boots underneath.

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Just before she began singing her 2002 song ‘Jenny from the Block’, Lopez ripped her pink skirt away to reveal her entire leather ensemble in full, which she accessorised with a pair of silver, fingerless gloves.

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Before performing a mesmerising pole-dancing routine, Lopez removed her black outfit to reveal a silver, mirrored bodysuit underneath. She was surrounded by an array of dancers wearing white and silver ensembles.

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Lopez’s daughter, 11-year-old Emme Maribel Muñiz, made a surprise appearance during the evening’s proceedings, joining her mother to sing her 1999 song ‘Let’s Get Loud’. Lopez draped a feathered Puerto Rican flag around her as she joined her daughter on the stage while Muñiz and the other child performers wore white.

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