The NFL Super Bowl halftime show is receiving push back for its sexually explicit contents.
Super Bowl Halftime Show
On Super Bowl LIV, Latin pop stars Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed well-known songs from over the years. The Miami show featured both the performers in shiny outfits that were rather revealing.
A lot of people, including some Christian leaders, found the performance offensive as it was suppose to be a family-friendly show. Evangelist Franklin Graham openly shares his disappointment on a Facebook post.
“We see that disappearing before our eyes. It was demonstrated tonight in the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show — with millions of children watching. This exhibition was Pepsi showing young girls that sexual exploitation of women is okay. With the exploitation of women on the rise worldwide, instead of lowering the standard, we as a society should be raising it. I’m disappointed in Pepsi and the NFL,” Franklin wrote.
Some families even had to keep their children from watching the show because of its contents. March for Life President and worship leader called the performance as an embarrassment.
“Ugh. We can’t have something that little kids can watch? Embarrassing for everyone I’m with — looking away, etc.We can do better,” Jeanne Mancini wrote on a Tweet.
“We watched the wonderful Super Bowl game with my teenage nieces and nephews. Half-time was a horrible embarrassment,” worship leader and songwriter Paul Baloche also wrote on a tweet.
While many viewers applauded the performance, what concerned some is the rising rate of sex trafficking. Several linked the performance to the dark reality of sex trafficking that widely 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,” Liz Wheeler, One American News Network host, commented.
The show included a lot of revealing outfits. The president of Ruby Media Group, Kristen Ruby, even labeled the performance as “softcore pornography”.
“You call it dancing and entertainment. I call it what it is: softcore porn. Our society is really crumbling,” Kristen tweeted Sunday night.
Many who have concerns want to protect the younger generation. They want to teach young women empowerment and to teach young men to respect women.