Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's Super Bowl Halftime Performance Elicits Mixed Reactions from Fans
Even before Jennifer Lopez and Shakira left the stage at the Super Bowl, fans were already giving their input online. While there was some positive feedback, there were quite a few passionate criticisms.
On Sunday night, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira headlined for the Super Bowl LIV in front of a packed crowd at the Miami Hard Rock Stadium. Both women have delivered several hit songs over the years.
They're also both known for their iconic performances. Still, social media had a lot to say during and after the highly anticipated event. The reactions are found below.
Shakira's hips don't lie
Shakira, 43, was the first beloved Latina who took to the stage. With her belly-dancing prowess, the megastar sang monster hits, including "She Wolf" and "Hips Don't Lie."
Miss Shakira DID NOT come to play— tesoro ♥ (@pucotuco) February 3, 2020
Of course, Shakira made sure to do a lot of hip-shaking to the delight of fans and viewers all over the world. Unfortunately, people noticed that there might have been some lip-syncing in there are well.
The hips might not lie but the lip syncing is— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) February 3, 2020
J-Lo gives voice and a view
Lopez, 50, was up next. The songstress busted out a few of her well-known tunes, including "Jenny From the Block," "Ain't It Funny," and "Get Right."
#JLO!!!! The freaking queen 👑— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) February 3, 2020
While there didn't seem to be any lip-synching accusations for Lopez, people were more appalled by something else: the fact that there was pole dancing used in abundance.
Why am I seeing a stripper pole??— Laurie BBBBBBB (@1GOLAURIE) February 3, 2020
Viewers call them out
Of course, you might recall that Lopez starred in the film "Hustlers" last year and garnered much praise and a couple of awards for her role as Ramona.
Pole dancing. Nice to finally see some wholesome family entertainment.— Pontiacaholic ✴ (@pontiacaholic) February 3, 2020
Although people praised Lopez for her acting, they didn't necessarily want to see her put her pole dancing skills on display at the family-oriented halftime show.
Sooooo inappropriate for family football! Sex sells but this is ridiculous!— Nerdy Nurse (@LoungeQueen2) February 3, 2020
Overall, many found that there was too much sexualization from the women; ranging from their glittery outfits, which showed off ample skin and was somewhat suggestive.
This show is awful! Why when they have women does it have to be all about sex not talent!— Jeane Fitzgerald (@jmf2195) February 3, 2020
To the way they danced and shook their assets — it was simply too much for some. At least, in the end, the women came together to close out the show.
That Super Bowl halftime show was not suitable for kids.— Malcolm Turner (@Malcolm85558761) February 3, 2020
It was too much gyrating and booty shaking.
That's not good for kids to see
Lady Gaga's warning and praise
To be fair, the challenge of singing and dancing at the same time is not an easy one. Even the biggest musicians haven't always been able to conquer such a feat.
. @JLo and @shakira and all the special guests were so incredible!!! What a fun halftime show I danced and smiled the whole time. Such powerful sexy women!!!! On camera and off!!!!! Love you beautiful sexy talented women 💕💋 #SuperBowlHalftimeShow #SuperBowl— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 3, 2020
J-Lo was ready for thisA week ahead of the show, Lopez expressed her excitement during an interview with Vanity Fair. At the time, the mother-of-two said it was "a perfect moment in [her] life."
She added that the opportunity to perform was "a blessing," and she was happy to be able to share such positivity. Too bad the internet didn't give her the same energy. Or maybe their opinions were justified?